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Alan McCormack moves to Swindon Town

26 July 2011 3,531 views No Comment Written by Ronan

Dublin-born midfielder Alan McCormack has joined Swindon Town after being released by Charlton Athletic.

The 27 year old started his professional career with Preston North End, but played just eleven league games for them over five seasons. Instead, he spent time out on loan at Leyton Orient, Motherwell, and two spells at Southend. He then signed for Southend for the 2007-08 season, and became a fan favourite, scoring fifteen league games in 130 appearances for the club. He joined Charlton last season, but despite making 24 appearances, was not offered a new contract at the end of the campaign.

He spent the last week on trial with Swindon, and signed a contract with the club last night. He will join fellow Irishman Michael Timlin in the battle for the two central midfield spots.

McCormack spoked to the Swindon Town Advertiser about leaving Charlton and his goals with his new club. “Charlton was a difficult one, I was disappointed with myself more than anything because I did not perform to the standards I set myself,” McCormack admitted. “I lost a bit of confidence when I felt I was not meeting my standards and I seemed to drop off the pace and was not involved so much.

“Phil [Parkinson] was the type of manager who knew the players best and knew when to play them and when not to play them. Then Chris [Powell] came in and I initially played quite a lot under him, but again had a dip in form and eventually found myself out of the team.

“But I don’t have anyone else to blame but myself and I am not going to point the finger at any managers or anyone else. It is now up to me to get into the Swindon team and I know that to convince Paolo [Di Canio] that I deserve my place then I have to my best.

“My options were quite open and obviously League One would have been an absolute dream if Swindon were in there, but as it is we are in League Two. You start at the bottom sometimes but we will do our best to work our way up and you never know, with the right investment and the right players, in four or five years we could be challenging with the big boys. Blackpool have done it, Swansea have done it and I can remember playing against them when they were down low. It can happen to anyone so hopefully we can do it as well.”

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