Darcy Ends Wanderers' Stay

Ronan Darcy has completed a move to Swindon Town to end his lengthy stay with Wanderers.

The attacking midfielder has joined the League Two side for an undisclosed fee following a successful trial spell and agreed a two-year contract at the County Ground.

The deal ends a near 14-year association with Wanderers for Darcy, who progressed through the Whites’ Academy system after joining the club's youth set-up in 2008.

He made his first-team debut while still a scholar at the age of 17 in the final game of the 2018/19 Championship season.

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Darcy then made 22 appearances – scoring twice – in the 2019/20 League One season as Wanderers were forced to blood several youngsters, including their youngest ever starting line-up in August, 2019.

Following the arrival of Ian Evatt as manager, the Ormskirk-born midfield man then made 11 appearances in the 2020/21 campaign, including eight in League Two as Wanderers won promotion back to League One.

Darcy featured just once as a substitute for the Whites last season in between loan spells in Iceland and with Scottish League One outfit Queens Park, who he helped to promotion in April.

The 21-year-old still had a year of his contract to run with Wanderers but has been allowed to join Swindon for the chance of more regular first-team football and everyone at the Whites wishes him well in his future career.

“Ronan’s a wonderful kid with a fantastic attitude and really good ability," said Evatt.

“But that area of the pitch for us is really competitive. He’s not quite where we want him to be right now but he’s taken a big leap forward to go and try and forge himself a career somewhere else.

“We think Swindon’s a really good fit for him, so credit to him. We wish him all the best and we’ll give him any support he needs.”

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