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Swindon Town eager to seal transfer agreement

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Swindon Town will look to sign Millwall defender Sid Nelson this summer after his successful loan spell at the County Ground.

Manager Ritchie Wellens is looking to mould his squad after finishing 13th in League Two this season. Nelson, who made 24 appearances during his loan spell, impressed with a series of strong performances.

Swindon attempted to sign the defender in January following resumption of his six-month loan deal, but they couldn’t make it work and he ended up at Tranmere on another temporary stay.

Wellens admitted that the young defender was in his thoughts, along with several other key targets.

“We’ve got a lot of names on our book,” he told the Swindon Advertiser. “We couldn’t do Sid (Nelson) in January, so let’s see if we can come to a deal.

“In January it’s tough, the pool of players is very small. When you get to the summer, the number of out of contract players is vast. There will be a lot selection, it’s important we pick the right ones.”

Nelson has played 26 times for his parent club, but has enjoyed spells on loan with Newport County, Yeovil and Chesterfield, as well as Swindon and Tranmere this season.

The Verdict

Having seen Nelson first hand on a couple of occasions, there’s no doubt in my mind he’d be a top signing for Swindon.

He has a no-nonsense approach to defending, he’s tough and very old school. He’ll mix it with big strikers and isn’t afraid to put his head in where it might get hurt.

Wellens clearly respects that sort of dedication in a centre back, as do the fans.

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