Wolves Defender played, Sam Rickets, has been renowned to join Swindon, which is a League One promotion-chasers, on loan until the end of this season. The defender, who has just turned into 33 years old has not played in any competitive game for the Championship side for about six months as the defender has been absent since November and he was only made available on loan in January 2015. The Wales international defender had been long linked with a transfer to Coventry yet instead of choosing to sign for their league rivals. With only nine games to go, manager Mark Cooper said to BBC Sport that the team needed a passionate and calming voice on the pitch. He said that the team were in a position where the team needed to gain victories and that could be a massive pressure for young team like Swandon. “I Just felt that the squad needed an older player, someone who had been there and made it”, said Marck Cooper. Sam Ricketts is certainly the perfect option for the team.
Mark Cooper has lots of faith in Sam in as much as the defender made fascinating appearance with Wolves last year. The defender had been captaining the team with a record points tally. Therefore, lots of players in the squad consider that Sam is the perfect player to make things balanced for big matches. Rickets was reported to be at Molineux for Friday’s home game in which the team won over Derby County, having been involved on an additional coaching role over the past couple of weeks.
The fact that Ricketts has been capped 52 times by his country, he has been enlisted in Chris Coleman’s team to face Israel in the forthcoming Euro 2016 qualifier on March 28. Ricketts, whose grandfather played for Swindon, has been known to be out of contract in the summer and has made only four championship game so far in this season. Swindon, who are at the third position this season, do not take part in any game for two weeks for Saturday’s scheduled opponents, Walsall, are playing against Bristol City in the Joshstone’s paint trophy on Sunday. The other thing that makes the team have no game ahead is that their match against Colchester next week has been put off due to international call-ups. With no games ahead in two weeks, Swindon is certainly required to make the team well prepared for the next fixtures in the league.