Dominic Thompson Joins Swindon Town on Loan From Brentford

Dominic Thompson

Swindon Town have made their first January signing by bringing in Brentford left-back Dominic Thompson on loan for the rest of the season. The deal is subject to EFL and FA approval.

Thompson is the first arrival for John Sheridan since he took over as Swindon manager. The left-back will be tasked with helping Swindon avoid an instant return to League Two.

The Robins currently sit 23rd in the League One table, four points adrift of safety.

Dominic Thompson Joins Swindon Town

In Need of Game Time

Thompson is a talented young full-back ready to gain some vital experience in the EFL. He has made a handful of appearances for the Brentford since joining from Arsenal in 2019.

Thompson will eventually compete for the left-back berth in the Swindon side. However, he is likely to slot in from the start following a string of defensive injuries for the Robins. Ellis Iandolo is injured and Rob Hunt is about to start a three-match ban.

The talented full-back with link up with familiar face Matt Smith. Smith is an Arsenal loanee and two featured together for Arsenal’s youth sides.

Thompson Ready for Swindon Challenge

Speaking to the Swindon website about his move, Thompson said: “They’re a good group of boys and all really friendly. There’s a lot of talent in this team.

“The gaffer has got in contact with Brentford and this is an opportunity for me to play football and gain valuable experience and I want to help the club in the situation we are in at the moment.

“It’s a good challenge for me, stepping out to gain experience. It’s not like the start of the season, I’m ready and if I’m needed I’m happy to step in.”

Should the approval be received in time, Thompson could make his Swindon Town debut against Ipswich Town on Saturday.


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