Swindon Town have revealed that they are hoping to conclude loan deals for Southampton duo Jack Stephens and Jordan Turnbull.
Turnbull featured in Swindon’s recent friendly against Leeds United with a view to a season-long loan deal. The move sparked rumours that the League One side had missed out on bringing Turnbull’s Southampton team-mate Jack Stephens in on a similar deal.
However Swindon chairman Lee Power stated to BBC Wiltshire that: “We’re trying for Jack [Stephens] as well, we’re hoping to get him in before the start of the season but it’s well documented that Southampton are lacking in numbers at the moment,
“They’re trying to do their business and when they conclude what they need to do, we’ll get Jack as well.”
Transfer activity at Swindon has been slow after a court battle over the club’s ownership was concluded at the beginning of the month. Mark Cooper’s side have only made one permanent signing in the form of former Oldham midfielder Anton Rodgers.
The club are hoping to set up a similar relationship with Southampton as they had with Tottenham Hotspur last season. The Premier League side regularly sent out young players on loan to Swindon to gain first-team experience.