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Mark Travers Joins League One Club On Loan For Rest Of The Season

Mark Travers Joins League One Club On Loan For Rest Of The Season

After bursting onto the Premier League scene with a man-of-the-match performance during Bournemouth's 1-0 over Spurs in May of 2019, many felt Mark Travers was set for a breakthrough at the club the following season.

Unfortunately, things haven't worked out for him up to this point.

Bournemouth opted to give Aaron Ramsdale the number one position last season after being impressed with his progress on loan at AFC Wimbledon, leaving the Irishman as backup.

When Ramsdale left this past summer, the club opted to use 33-year old Asmir Begovic as their goalkeeper in the Championship. In all, Travers has featured in only two league games over the last 18 months.

While he is still young for a goalkeeper, it was clear he now needed consistent first team football in order to develop. He should get that over the second half of the season.

Mark Travers has completed a move to League One Swindon Town, joining on-loan for the rest of the season.

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Swindon are currently in the midst of a relegation battle, sitting in 23rd place in the table. They are four points adrift of safety.

The 21-year old has won two caps for Ireland at senior level and has been a fixture in the squad under Stephen Kenny. He is highly rated by the manager and his coaching staff.

Considering that neither Darren Randolph nor Caoimhín Kelleher are playing consistent football at the minute, Travers will no doubt be hoping that this move could catapult him into contention for a starting place for the upcoming World Cup qualifying campaign.

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Gary Connaughton

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