“Significant interest”: All change for sinking Swindon ahead of visit from Bantams…

Dug-out debut for Swindon’s Gavin Gunning against the Bantams.

SWINDON waved goodbye to 32 goals of loan talent on New Year’s Day, and their season has continued to go downhill ever since.

The Wiltshire club are still reeling from the double whammy of losing not only Jake Young back to the Bantams but also midfield maestro Dan Kemp’s recall to MK Dons.

He is finally getting a chance to make his mark at his in-form parent club, and he scored in their win over Wimbledon this week.

Young, of course, continues to sit on the Valley Parade sidelines as the transfer speculation swirls until he declares himself fit enough to be included.

But that will be of no interest to Swindon, who publicly ruled themselves out of any potential bidding war from the start.

The wheels have come off big time for a side that was right in the mix during the early-season heyday of Young and Kemp.

A run of six defeats in eight games saw Michael Flynn exit the hot seat a fortnight ago, just two months after the former City skipper had penned a new contract.

Youth team coach Gavin Gunning has been put in interim charge and will be at the helm for the first time tomorrow as Swindon attempt to halt a slide that has produced just four points since the end of November.

There have been three further departures since Swindon last played, with keeper Lewis Ward joining Charlton, Remeao Hutton leaving for Gillingham, and midfield regular Liam Kinsella this week signing for Cheltenham just six months after his arrival from Walsall.

Dug-out debut for Swindon's Gavin Gunning against Bantams | Bradford  Telegraph and Argus

Swindon have brought in five players in the window, including former Liverpool youngster Paul Glatzel, who scored against the Bantams for Tranmere two seasons ago.

But they are facing more problems off the field with an FA charge for not disclosing the transfer of a “significant interest” in the club in September 2022.

Australian owner Clem Morfuni insists there is no chance of a points penalty, but it adds to the growing uncertainty hovering over the club.


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