Monday, April 23, 2018

Chelsea’s John Swift joins Brentford on one-month loan deal

Sky Bet Championship side Brentford F.C. have completed the signing of Chelsea midfielder John Swift on a month-long loan deal.

Sky Bet Championship side Brentford F.C. have completed the signing of Chelsea midfielder John Swift on a month-long loan deal.

The England Under-20 international, who has spent time on loan at Rotherham United and Swindon Town last season, has becomes the 34th player to be loaned out by the English Premier League champions this season.

Swift, 20, is available Saturday’s league fixture against Derby County at Pride Park. 

“John played against us for Chelsea’s development squad in August and was very good,” Brentford manager Lee Carsley told the club website.

“He has lots of energy and can play in various positions. He likes to shoot, which is something that we want in the team.

“John is a really exciting player and it is great that Chelsea feel this is the right environment for him to develop.”

Anya agrees new Watford deal

Scotland international winger Ikechi Anya has put pen to paper on a new five-year contract with Watford.

Anya, 27, has been among the Hornets’ most influential players over the past three seasons.

The 27-year-old believes the ‘sky is the limit’ for Watford, as the newly-promoted club aim to stay in England’s top-flight this term.

“I’m very grateful to be here,” Anya told

“I’ve had an incredible time here, this is my fourth year at Watford and it’s just been so good. When we came to talking about contracts this was always my first port of call. 

“I wanted to stay here and I feel fortunate that they have given me a chance to do so.

“This is where I wanted to stay. You wouldn’t sign somewhere if you weren’t happy there, and this is why when I wake up in the morning and drive in I feel so happy.

“Why wouldn’t I want that for as long as I possibly could? I’m going to enjoy my time and try and do everything I can on the pitch to help the team.”

Anya, who joined Watford from La Liga side Granada in the summer of 2013, has played in each of the Hornets’ first seven league matches in 2015/16.

Wildschut signs for Wigan

Wigan Athletic F.C. have completed the signing of Middlesbrough winger Yanic Wildschut on a three-month loan deal.

Wildschut, who joined Middlesbrough from Dutch Eredivisie side SC Heerenveen on a two-year deal in the summer of 2014, is available for Saturday’s League One encounter against Walsall.

“He’s something we definitely haven’t got at the moment,” Wigan boss Gary Caldwell told the club’s official website.

“We’ve lacked that bit of creativity from the flanks and we were interested as soon as we found out he may be available.

“With his background – coming through at Ajax – he is technically very comfortable and has had 12 months to get used to the pace of the English game.

“He is a very powerful boy, who stands at over six foot tall and one we have been admiring from a distance and with him not being involved at the moment, he is looking for game time.”

Wildschut scored one goal in two appearances in all competitions for Boro this season.


Shawn Etemadi



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