Swindon Town beat host of clubs to signing of 17-goal non-League star

first_img1 John Goddard has signed for Swindon Town Swindon Town have started their preparations for next season already by snapping up non-League star John Goddard from Woking.The 22-year-old scored 17 goals in 41 Conference outings for mid-table Woking last term, which attracted the attention of a number of League clubs.But it is League One Swindon who have moved fastest to land him, agreeing an undisclosed fee with Woking and handing the midfielder a three-year deal, including the option of another 12 months.Goddard came through the ranks at Swindon’s M4 neighbours Reading, who he joined as an eight-year-old but was released in 2012 before he made a senior appearance.Swindon chairman Lee Power told the club’s official website: “We were aware of the number of clubs interested in signing the player and we are delighted to have finally secured John’s signature with him being one of the hottest properties in non-league football.”last_img

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