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BREAKING NEWS: Town complete first signing of the summer as Rodgers signs on

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Written by Andrew Steele-Davis


Swindon Town have wrapped up their first signing of the summer after former Chelsea, Brighton and Oldham midfielder Anton Rodgers put pen to paper on a one year deal at The County Ground, subject to Football League and FA approval.

Rodgers, who is the son of Liverpool Boss Brendan, linked up with Town at their Army training camp in Portsmouth this week following his release by Oldham, with the midfielder impressing in the 5-2 win over Petersfield on Tuesday.

Rodgers is expected to be involved against Eastleigh tonight.

Speaking to Swindon Town's Official Club Website, Rodgers stated he was glad to get the deal done and sign on the dotted line for Town.

“I know a few of the boys here and Luke (Williams) asked if I was interested and I was really keen,” Rodgers said.

“I’m from down the road in Reading so it was something I was interested in doing and I’m glad it’s done now.

“I started my professional career at Brighton, before moving to Oldham. I was up close up with my family there with my dad at Liverpool.

"I just wanted to move closer back to home. Thankfully, Swindon were interested and it was something I could do.

 “I like to get on the ball, set the play up and play through the lines of midfield, nick a goal if I can. I just want to play as much as I can.“

Rodgers worked under Town's current First Team Coach, Luke Williams at Brighton, with the youngster also working alongside Yaser Kasim, George Barker and Raphael Branco during his time at the Seagulls.

And Rodgers revealed his delight at being able to link up with some familiar faces.

“I know George Barker, Yaser (Kasim), Rapha (Branco) and Ben Gladwin; he’s a Reading boy as well and he’s one of my good friends.

"It make it that bit easier but still doesn’t stop the nerves when you come in on the first day.”

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