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PRESS CONFERENCE LIVE: Wigan Athletic v Swindon Town

Good afternoon and thank you for joining us for the final Swindon Town press conference of the season ahead of Swindon's trip to Wigan Atheltic tomorrow afternoon. Join our reporter Ryan Walker from 12pm and follow along live as we bring you live updates in our Total Sport Swindon live blog.

1:20PM

That concludes today's press conference.

1:20PM

Camp on his time at Swindon:


"I came here to play a part in keeping Swindon up which we weren't able to do but from a personal point of view it's nice to be back involved in a first-team set-up."

1:18PM

Camp on staying at Swindon:


"It's on the table with me possibly staying and have tested the water with a few talks but a lot of it will be down to the new manager and how he see's his team.


It's on the table and there will be a clear line of communication. I am at a stage of my life where at 37 I am transitioning out of the game."

1:17PM

Camp on players uncertainty:


"I presume the club will contact players who are out of contract to discuss their futures and the players still in contract will wait for a call to find out when the new manager wants them back.


For players like myself we will go away and just wait and here."

1:16PM

Camp on Wigan:


"They have had a difficult season coming down with the points deduction but they seemed to get a settled squad with a way of playing.


They got on a roll, built some confidence and put a run together at the right time."

1:15PM

Lee Peacock has now left us, Lee Camp has joined us.

1:12PM

Peacock's message to Swindon fans:


We can't control what happens off the pitch and a new manager will be coming in.


There is some key recruitment needed at the club and we have a lot of players out of contract.


For me personally it feels like we have missed an opportunity this season.


I have seen the other side and it's difficult for fans to see that.


The good thing is a new manager will be coming in at a good time.



1:09PM

Peacock on willingness to fight this season:


"You see the fight in players but you see it at different times and it looks different in every player.


I think that is down to a lack of confidence and some players have looked lost at times.


We have;t clicked at the same time and allow people to gain confidence together."

1:07PM

Peacock on Wigan:


"They were struggling but have kicked on, stayed up and that's for a reason.


It's very difficult to know what type of Swindon will turn up and not enough players have turned up on the day.


You need more people to turn up on the day and a big part of that is the confidence thing."

1:05PM

Peacock on end of season:


"I don't know what is happening following the end of the season and I get most of my information from the press.


I will be going back into my regular role and right now I am not interested in taking over as manager. I've enjoyed working with the first-team and will be going back to my role."

1:03PM

Peacock on team news:


"We don't have any new injuries and hopefully players go into this game wanting to prove themselves and not just letting this season just fade out.


Hopefully we can get a similar result against Portsmouth and need to see this as a new opportunity to make a mark on this week.


I was lucky enough to work with players before the Hull game and we have some very good players. They just haven't been able to click at the same time.


There is a lot happening at the club and we just have to focus on what's happening on the pitch."




1:01PM

Peacock on Harry Parsons:


"He's a great lad, a great player, very positive and he knows where the goal is.


He has stepped up and earns his chance with the first-team. He has learnt and is always asking questions. His personality is able to adapt to these different environments.


Any opportunity he gets he will be ready and he is hungry for minutes and more opportunities.


If he continues as he has done then he will have a very successful career,"

1:00PM

Peacock on working with strikers:


"You can't tell Brett Pitman to score goals, but with Tyler Smith it is about he can play a supporting role and we have been working on half chances and making difficult opportunities that little bit easier.


With him and the other wider players we have been tweaking their thought process and working on the front-foot because whoever you play chances are limited."

12:58PM

Peacock on working with first-team:


"Being totally honest it has been the dream opportunity for me because I've always wanted to be working with the first-team at Swindon.


This is a team I love and I am really grateful to be in and around these players. Tommy Wright has a job to do but I have enjoyed doing little bits. It's all part of my learning curve and I think the lads have taken to me.


Everybody is down, I get that, but that is gone now and hopefully we can get one or two players back here to fight for promotion next season.


We want to finish on a high and give us hope for the future."

12:55PM

Peacock on Alan McLoughlin passing:


"It's devastating for football and in passing you find out more and more about the things he has done. You take some things for granted and it is such a sad day for football. I had friends in Portsmouth contact me in tears, and we all know the effect he had at Swindon.


He was a great guy, I saw him every day and I am absolutely gutted and feeling for his family. It is a massive loss for everybody.


He was very good at his job, every passionate about it and a lot of people are deeply affected by this. A lot of the stuff he done away from the game in his own time means kids today still see the effect, he meant so much to these kids."

12:53PM

Lee Peacock has now joined us.

12:52PM

We are in the zoom call and ready to go!


12:45PM

We have just been advised that the players are now coming in from training and we will be ready to go in 5 minutes time.

12:31PM

We are still waiting to get into the zoom meeting, I'm sure you know the drill now that these things rarely start on time but we hope to be with you shortly.

12:21PM

Sadly this will be seasons last game in League One for the foreseeable future after a dismal 20/21 season has seen the Robins relegated back to the fourth division of English football.


In contrast, Wigan managed to turn there season around and avoid relegation as the final four was confirmed following the Latics loss to Hull.

12:13PM

So whilst we continue to wait for today's press conference to start, let's cover some of the big talking points heading into tomorrow's end of the season clash.

12:09PM

Secondly, we would like to say thank you to you the supporters of Swindon Town FC for following this season's twists and turns with Total Sport Swindon and for giving us your support by engaging on social channels, following our live blogs, and reading our articles this season.


We truly are grateful to every single Swindon Town fan and hope we have been able to bring you everything you expected from us and more this season. We will be returning for the 21/22 season and will be covering Swindon more than we ever have done before! We promise to continue to be a media outlet you can rely on and will never shy away from our duties of bringing you great investigative journalism work.


Thank you all again for your support this season - Ryan Walker

12:06PM

Firstly, Total Sport Swindon would like to send their condolences to the McLoughlin family following the tragic passing of Swindon Town legend Alan McLoughlin who passed away earlier this week.


Over £8000 has already been raised for the outstanding Prospect Hospice Charity and there is still time to make donations via the link below so please give whatever you can.


DONATE HERE: fnTNFGLKLz


12:03PM

We are currently waiting to get into the zoom meeting and before we start we would like to raise two points with our brilliant following of STFC fans.


12:03PM

Good afternoon and welcome to the final Swindon Town press conference blog of the season as the Robins travel to face Wigan Athletic tomorrow afternoon at the DW Stadium.

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