Jamie Stephens: Swindon to Liverpool and nearly a return

1st in an exciting new series of carch ups with former Swindon players

The Washbag

In the first of a new series, Steven Fyfe catches ups with some of heroes and the nearly-men of Town’s recent past.

This week, former youth team goalkeeper Jamie Stephens was kind enough to discuss at length his time with Town and why he moved to Liverpool before he’d even played a game. He also discusses his new life at Barnet and Newport, when he sold joining Swindon to Ty Belford and how he nearly re-signed for Town last summer.

So Jamie, you joined the Swindon Town academy in 2007 and stayed part of the set up for three years. What was the experience like?

“It was an excellent experience. When I moved away from home aged 15 I had to learn quick, but fortunately my house parents (Jeremy Newton and Kate Cady) were wonderful people, as was Matthew Clark whom I roomed with.”

“Working with Paul Bodin was fantastic…

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