Swindon Town Sign Former Manchester United Defender

Former Manchester United Defender

League Two side Swindon Town have signed former Manchester United defender Reece Devine.

Devine, 20, is primarily a left-back and has signed a two-year deal at the County Ground.

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Devine was released by Manchester United this summer after his contract expired. He spent last season out on loan, starting the season in Scotland with St. Johnstone and ending it with Walsall after a change in January.

The left-back played 10 times for St. Johnstone, including in Europa League qualifiers v Galatasaray, and eight times for Walsall in a spell that was affected by injury.

Manchester United signed Devine from rivals Manchester City, he went on to play over 50 games for their U18s, U19s and U23s combined.

He will now look to impress in his first permanent attempt at senior football and can do so with fancied promotion contenders in Swindon.

Devine ‘Looking Forward to Expressing Myself’

In an interview with swindontownfc.co.uk, Devine said: “It’s a really good feeling to sign for the club. I had some really positive chats with the new manager and I love the attacking football the team plays which will suit me massively – I’m really buzzing to get started.

“I’m naturally an attacking wing back. I love to get forward and whip balls into the box and I’ve got a good engine, so I’m looking forward to expressing myself on the pitch.

“Scott (Lindsey) was an integral part of me signing here with his passion and vision, so it made the decision very easy. I’m ready to push on and I hope I can achieve great things at this club.”

New head coach Scott Lindsey added: “Reece is a very capable left sided player who adds another dimension to the way we want to play.

“His ability to attack and get forward will enhance our creativity edge and I’m really excited to see him develop and express himself.”

Lindsey was announced as Swindon’s new head coach on Monday, June 20.

Swindon Town finished sixth last season, losing out to Port Vale in the play-off semi-finals, and will be hoping to secure promotion this season.