Swindon Town have finalised a deal to sign Swansea City’s Tyler Reid on a free transfer as confirmed by the club website.

The 21-year-old defender spent some time in the Arsenal and Manchester United youth systems before signing for Swansea. He only made one professional appearance for the Swans in the League Cup and his only sustained in the first team came during a loan spell with Newport County.

Now though Reid has left Swansea and has signed a two-year deal with Swindon. Now that he has signed with the Robins, he’ll be hoping to get into the first team and finally stop being just a regular for the U23s team. He has plenty of potential and could grow into one of Swindon’s best players if given the time to develop while at the County Ground. He becomes their first signing of the summer.

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After completing the move, Reid said: “I can’t wait to get cracking. All I want to do is fight for first-team football. The place looks good and I’m ready for it to be my home.”

“The Gaffer has said he wants to give me a chance and I’m ready to take it.”

His new head coach Richie Wellens said: “I first came across Tyler when he was around 18 – I went into Manchester United to work under Paul McGuinness, who has got a great reputation for producing young players, and Tyler was one that we looked at and thought had real potential.”

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“He’s at a good age and is a permanent deal which is important to us, and he’s hungry. The deal, the financial stuff didn’t take too long because the kid just wanted to come and play and that was great.”

We’ll give him a platform to go and show his ability.”

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