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Swansea City signings continue this summer
Tuesday, 21st Jun 2022 13:02 by @cornish67david

Twenty year old Ben Blythe has formalised his move from Doncaster Rovers to the swans. In a deal which see’s the young defender from Leeds link up with Kristian O’ Leary’s under 23 squad. Blythe had a lengthy spell with the swans on trial at the end of last season.

We first reported Swansea’s interest in the player in early March. Terms for the player were agreed then with Doncaster pending a successful trial period. Blythe as far as the swans were concerned had the attributes to kick on at the Unfortunately his club Doncaster openly admitted they didn’t have the investment to spend the next eighteen months on the defender.

Read Ben’s March story here —> 🔘 Ben Blythe signs for the swans

As much as anything, and as Russell Martin has reinforced many times since coming to Swansea ‘attitude and behaviour’ are as crucial as any other quality a player has. Ben passed that test with flying colours as well. Testament to timekeeping, positivity and an awareness of where he can develop were key assets.

With only one hundred and thirty five league minutes of professional football for Doncaster he only managed to double that whilst on loan for Farsley Celtic last season. Obviously his time at Swansea on trial may have impacted that. A minimal fee and then a transfer loaded with add ons and a sell on clause persuaded Doncaster to part company with Ben.

With the deal now formalised Ben comes in to the club and will be seen as a positive addition to the under 23 side as his development and potential improves. Arsenal keeper Remy Mitchell is expected to complete a double under 23 swoop later today or tomorrow as he also joins up with Kristian O’ Leary’s Swansea City.

Photographs licensed from Reuters

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ReslovenSwan1 added 18:38 - Jun 21
Good organic signings for the future. Of concern is the reluctance to play Swansea players already in the system like Brandon and Ollie Cooper Garrick Cullen and Whittaker. Garrick in particular has shown development with 7 goals and 8 assists in league 1. Big strong and fast and these days more durable injury wise.

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