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Cambridge City player Simon Swinton becomes Mildenhall Town’s seventh summer signing

Mildenhall Town player-manager Phil Weavers has conceded it was ‘impossible to ignore’ the opportunity to sign Simon Swinton.

Having already recruited Lloyd Groves, Jon Kaye, Olly Hughes, Jarid Robson, Ben Nolan and Callum Anderson this summer, the Mildenhall boss was confident that he had completed his business.

However, the sudden availability of the versatile Simon Swinton, who has opted to leave higher-league Cambridge City, changed the situation.

Simon Swinton, pictured playing for Histon, has joined Mildenhall Town. Picture: Keith Heppell
Simon Swinton, pictured playing for Histon, has joined Mildenhall Town. Picture: Keith Heppell

Weavers said: “If I’m entirely honest, it wasn’t one that I saw coming. I genuinely thought our business was done, but when someone like Swints becomes available it’s impossible to ignore and I know I speak for the entire club top to bottom when I say we are over the moon he’s here.

“It’s hard to talk about Swints the player without talking about Swints the man first. He’s a top top bloke. A winner on the pitch, a leader in the dressing room and a fans’ favourite everywhere he goes. He will do whatever is asked of him for the benefit of the team and he’s the first to be there to help others out when needed.

“Add to that his attributes as a player and you have an individual who makes a huge difference to any team he’s involved in. His knowledge of what it takes to not only win this league, but compete at a higher level will be invaluable to us and he’s one I know I’ll lean on a lot throughout the season myself.

“He’s been here three days officially but it feels like he’s been here three years already! He’s a great fit and I’m looking forward to having him around.”

Mildenhall got their pre-season friendly campaign under way last night with a 2-1 home win over lower-level Cambridge University Press. The returning Robson and Tanner Call scored the goals for Weavers’ side.