SWINDON WILDCATS: Aldridge postpones search for Towe replacement
SWINDON Wildcats head coach Ryan Aldridge admits he has called a halt to his search for a replacement for Matt Towe - at least for now.
Towe was one of Swindon’s first signings of the off-season when he joined in April, only to tell the Link Centre club several weeks ago that he was heading to Elite League Braehead.
The revelation left Wildcats frantically hunting a British forward in time for the imminent EPL campaign, but with most players fixed up, the task of finding a replacement has so far hit brick walls.
Aldridge said: “We can’t go for a Brit because there isn’t one available that’s worth spending the money on.
“Matt Towe leaving has left us in a bit of a hole because there are so few Brits available at this time of year.
“We can’t replace him at the moment, but if someone came up then we would rethink and go from there.”
Aldridge has also revealed he won’t be rushed into signing another import forward, even though Wildcats have unveiled just Jonas Hoog and Henri Sandvik so far this summer.
“We want someone in as soon as possible, but having said that I’d rather wait and get the right guy,” said Aldridge.
“I’m not going to sign an import just for the sake of it.”
Wildcats will hold their season-launching press day and barbecue at the Link Centre and neighbouring Harvester tomorrow.
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