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No Swindon Return For Simpson
Friday, 22nd Apr 2022 14:10

Swindon Town head coach Ben Garner has ruled his club out of the running to sign Blues striker Tyreece Simpson, who manager Kieran McKenna yesterday revealed had informed the club he wants to move on in the summer.

Simpson spent the first half of the season on loan in League Two at the County Ground and scored 11 goals before being recalled by the Blues due to his ongoing contract dispute which culminated in his request to move on.

The 19-year-old is out of contract in the summer but with the Blues having an option for a further season which is likely to be exercised in order to achieve a fee rather than compensation.

Garner wasn’t aware that Simpson would be available in the summer but in any case says his team won’t be among the contenders, despite their transfer embargo set to be lifted at the end of the season.

“I haven’t seen that, but we just wouldn’t be in that market,” he told the Swindon Advertiser.

“That’s going to require a transfer fee and that’s not a position we’re in as a football club at the moment.

“I’d just like to see Tyreece kick on in his career now. He came here and did great, and he’s got the potential and ability to do great things in the game whether that’s at Ipswich or whether that’s somewhere else. I’d just like to see him make the most of his talent and potential moving forwards.”

TWTD understands Championship Luton Town showed interest in Simpson in January and could well look at him again in the summer, while Cardiff City, Hull City and Barnsley were all linked during that window.

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Europablue added 14:23 - Apr 22
Absolute nonsense for the boy to move to a Championship when he can't force his way into a league one team. I'd give him a go from the bench if his attitude were right. His performances at Swindon should have opened the door to him.

Bildestoned added 14:44 - Apr 22
I suspect that when it comes to doors he and his agent have discovered a way of having them shut in their face. This young man's football career could fizzle out before his eyes.

Pencilpete added 14:48 - Apr 22
I don't know the guy, i saw him play for Swindon on the telly and he looked a prospect but whatever the issue is between him and the club wether it's his attitude or an agent has got in his ear and making ridiculous demands or it could be something totally unrelated to that.

The bottom line is that if the lad wants to move on then why would he be in contention to play these last few games when the manager is looking and planning for next season ??

Take up the years option on him so we get a fee and a sell on clause and then let him go and wish him well.

sometimes things don't work out but as a fan base we shouldn't give the boy stick until we know the facts

OwainG1992 added 14:49 - Apr 22
Don't be surprised to see a Championship club get him on fairly low deal.
Maybe a Hull or somebody like that.

blues1 added 15:07 - Apr 22
No club of any note is gonna sign a player on the basis of 12 goals in lge2. On the back of hardly scoring at u23 level here. He may, or may not end up being a good player. But could, like others before him, be making the same mistake as the likes of Richard Wright for example. Who left the club way too soon and ended up hardly playing for the rest of his career. In Simpson s case, my guess is, he's more likely to end up playing local football and working a job 40 hrs a week, than he is to succeed at a higher level. Would ne more than happy for him to do well. But not holding my breath. At the end of the day tho, regardless of whether he does succeed or not, if he doesnt want to be here, then good riddance.

Radlett_blue added 15:39 - Apr 22
Swindon wouldn't ever have been in the running to sign Simpson. Let alone having to pay a fee, there is no way they could offer him a much better deal than Town. His goal will be a 1st or 2nd division club, who might give him a decent contract & then maybe loan him out.

itsonlyme added 15:40 - Apr 22
Can't keep an unhappy player. Take up the option for one year and sell him. No problem!

OliveR16 added 16:38 - Apr 22
I think his option will be taken and he'll go out on loan with a view to a permanent transfer in January. If he doesn't deliver then both he and Ipswich will lose out - but Town's loss is tiny and his is career-changing.

Bazza8564 added 16:43 - Apr 22
Renew him and let's see whether the suitors materialize. If not lad you may have shot yourself in the foot

ThaiBlue added 16:55 - Apr 22
Should have kept him think luton are looking to sign him.

Edmundo added 17:09 - Apr 22
Agent talk re Luton. He might warm their bench as they slide back to L1, but I think his agent has burnt a lot of bridges for the lad.

Crinkle59 added 17:20 - Apr 22
keep him on ,then, if is as good as he/ his agent thinks he is sell and set a high sell on fee for the work we put in with him.

MickMillsTash added 17:24 - Apr 22
11 goals in half a season - his first season - based on those numbers I think everyone at our level is looking at him, although DIV 4 does seem to be poor given Drinan has scored so many and looked so hapless last year
It's a Shame we could not keep him or at least had a better look at him - a big lad up front to play off with a bit of pace is surely on the shopping list.

ArnieM added 17:34 - Apr 22
I think his agent has tried to hold this Club ransom and badly misjudged ITFC . I'd be amazed if Simpson goes to a championship club and if he did he won't last long. Another wannabe ruined by a greedy money chasing agent.

runningout added 17:37 - Apr 22
Personally I'm not sure what all the fuss is about

Jeff_winger added 17:37 - Apr 22
Simpson has all the attributes required to succeed at a decent level, a championship or Premier league club will buy him based on that not his record at Swindon. They will take a relatively cheap punt and loan him out.
I expect he will end up at a championship team before being loaned back to L1

happybeingblue added 18:53 - Apr 22
not sure why everyone assumes lge 2 is poor? that makes me laugh we did not beat any of the teams promoted from lge 2 and look at our cup results as well.. all lge 2 teams,not much difference in the levels most of the time just the budgets and squad sizes.check out some of the lge 2 highlights on quest, port vale looking a good side and sutton were outplaying rotherham in that pizza cup final until a very late equaliser.

algarvefan added 19:14 - Apr 22
He doesn't want to stay, thinks he can do better elsewhere, what's the point of further discussion. Nothing to see here, move along please!!

Monkey_Blue added 19:17 - Apr 22
I think there will be suitors above our level… but I suspect he might at best be a bench warmer for a mid to lower champ club. Someone has got in his head unfortunately

Veggie added 19:18 - Apr 22
Great news. So many Swindon fans acting like we stole their girlfriend on Twitter.

ArnieM added 21:07 - Apr 22
I think Sampson's agent may have been trying to strike a deal with Swindon for his signature while he was there playing for them. If true thst may explain why Town recalled him with immediate effect and why the player won't sign a new deal with us …. But it boils down to one word …,AGENT!

Fat_Boy_Tim added 22:33 - Apr 22
He is still on a 1 year contract (assuming we take the option on it) and we will still be due compensation even if that runs down so if he goes in the summer, I don't think it'll be for peanuts or without decent sell on clauses.

ArnieM added 10:29 - Apr 23
Would be quite funny therefore if we took up the years option and then loaned him out again. If he'd been better advised and his agent had perhaps treated this club with more respect things could have been very different for Simpson.

mutters added 11:18 - Apr 23
Nobody actually knows the truth here. I'd be a bit annoyed if I was flying at a loan club and was recalled to basically do sweet FA. Why would he want to sign a new contract at Town?

DeliasMashedPotato added 11:30 - Apr 23
bit of a strange one this given his age and lack of experience. must be a dream to play for your boyhood club. I can only assume he's not been guaranteed regular football which is fair enough if he wants to play. i just hope we dont regret giving him a chance. it hurt to see the likes of rhodes to go and kick on elsewhere

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