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Played for both: Boro and The Robins

28 December 2021

We take a look at some of the players, past and present, who have represented both Stevenage Football Club and Swindon Town…

From Stevenage’s current first team squad, four players have previously appeared for Swindon Town. Firstly, Boro captain Scott Cuthbert signed for Swindon in 2009, being a valuable asset to the Robins’ defence for two years. In his first season he helped Swindon reach the League One play-off final at Wembley Stadium before falling short to Millwall. In total, Cuthbert made eighty appearances for the club, scoring five goals. Since signing for Stevenage in May 2018, the Scottish defender has made over one hundred appearances for the club. In his first season, he picked up Boro’s Player of the year award and was soon given the captain’s armband.

Luke Norris also lasted two years at Swindon Town after signing in 2016. He went on to make seventy-four appearances, scoring seventeen goals. Then, in January 2021 Norris signed for his local side Stevenage and has since been a vital attacking option. The striker has started thirty-seven times, netting eleven goals.

Before signing for Boro in the summer of 2021, both Jake Reeves and Brad Barry had previously represented Swindon Town. Reeves joined Swindon on a short-term deal back in 2014, before making just twelve appearances and scoring one goal. Brad Barry signed for Swindon in 2015 where he would make his first senior appearances in the Football League. He played sixty times for the Robins throughout his two-year spell.

Current Swindon Town midfielder, Anthony Grant played for Stevenage in the 2012/13 campaign, making forty-five appearances in a season which saw Boro finish 18th in League One. Grant initially joined Swindon on loan in the summer of 2019 before making it permanent in January 2020. In his first season for the club, he was named Player of the Season after picking up 50% of the votes. In total, Grant has made over seventy appearances for Swindon so far.

Central Midfielder Michael Timlin first signed for Swindon on loan in 2006, before making twenty-four appearances and resigning on loan in 2008. After his second loan spell, Timlin permanently joined Swindon and lasted an extra three and a half years at the club, going out on loan to other clubs during this time. Overall, he appeared 120 times for The Robins, scoring six goals. Then, in

2018 Timlin signed for Stevenage before making sixty appearances over his year and a half spell at the club.

Finally, James Dunne joined Boro in May 2012 before picking up the club’s player of the year award in his first season. He departed in 2014 after making fifty-five appearances and scoring five goals. Dunne then signed for Swindon in 2017 and would go on to play seventy times before being released two years later.


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