Swindon Town Sign Queens Park Rangers Defender Conor Masterson on Loan

Conor Masterson

Swindon Town have signed Queens Park Rangers defender Conor Masterson on loan for the remainder of the season.

He is the Robins’ fourth January signing as John Sheridan desperately tries to shore up one of League Oneโ€™s leakiest defences.

Masterson joins hoping to get some much-needed football under his belt.

Conor Masterson Joins Swindon Town on Loan

Masterson Arrives After Making Just Four Appearances This Season

Masterson, a product of the Liverpool academy has struggled since moving to West London in 2019. He has managed just 16 league appearances in his 18 months at the club. QPR signing Jordy De Wijs from Hull City has pushed Masterson further down the pecking order.

Masterson has also represented the Republic of Ireland at several youth levels. He is a centre back who is highly thought off in the Ireland set up.

He joins Swindon hoping to get some game time and further his football development. The defender is only 22 years of age, so certainly at this stage of his career, he needs game time. EFL experience will certainly help and he will hope to impress QPR manager Mark Warburton who will watch his loan closely.

Masterson arrives hoping to help John Sheridan shore up League Oneโ€™s second-worst defence. Only basement side Burton Albion have conceded more than Swindon this season. 45 goals have sailed past the Robins and if they are to survive, they must stop conceding goals.

John Sheridan is hoping Masterson is the man to help out defensively. He has already snapped up full backs Dominic Thompson and Kieron Freeman during this transfer window. Sheridan has been busy, with Masterson becoming his fourth signing as he looks to get Swindon motoring towards safety.

His first three signings have all made an impact since arriving. Masterson will want to follow suit and hit the ground running. He could be handed his Swindon debut against Charlton Athletic this weekend. A crucial game for both sides as they fight for different causes.

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