Swindon boss Richie Wellens is proving nothing if not persistent in his pursuit of Millwall defender Sid Nelson.
The twenty-three-year-old enjoyed a successful loan spell at the County Ground in the first half of the season after being signed by Wellens predecessor Phil Brown in the summer making twenty-four appearances for the Robins.
His determined, straightforward approach to the defender’s art made him a firm fans’ favourite and impressed Wellens who tried to sign Nelson on a permanent deal in January but was scuppered by financial restrictions at the League Two club.
As a result, the no-nonsense defender spent the remainder of the season on loan at Tranmere Rovers where he made seven appearances in their rise up the league into the playoffs.
Wellens told the Swindon Advertiser Nelson was one of several targets he hoped to bring to the club as he looks to rebuild a squad that recorded Swindon’s lowest league finish in thirty-seven years by ending the campaign in thirteenth. ‘We couldn’t do Sid (Nelson) in January, so let’s see if we can come to a deal,’ and he added that ‘I want quality and people that can work with us.’
Robins fans will be hoping Wellens finally gets his man.
The aggressive resolute defender was a massive hit at the County Ground in his first spell, and most supporters would love to see him back.
As ever, money might still be the issue, but if Swindon are serious about mounting a challenge for promotion next season, then Nelson is the sort of player they need to sign.