Foderingham key to Town intent
Signing Wes Foderingham on a permanent deal would show how serious Swindon are about achieving promotion, says Jeremy Wray.
Last Updated: 30/12/11 5:29pm
Swindon's move to sign goalkeeper Wes Foderingham on a permanent deal shows how serious they are about achieving promotion this season, according to interim chairman Jeremy Wray.
The Robins are thought to be close to signing the 20-year-old on a permanent two-and-a-half-year deal from Crystal Palace after he has impressed on loan at the League Two side.
Palace boss Dougie Freedman revealed earlier this week he is willing to let the keeper go, with Julian Speroni and Lewis Price already at his disposal.
Wray believes capturing Foderingham permanently rather than extending his loan deal would fire a clear message that Swindon intend to bounce back into League One at the first time of asking.
"A permanent deal is what we have been working on all the time," he told the Wiltshere Gazette and Herald.
"It is no secret that Wes is key for what we are trying to achieve and when opportunities such as these arise we do what we can to take them.
"If people are in any doubt over our intentions then this should be seen as a statement of how serious we are about wanting to achieve our targets this season.
"We are in a decent position in the league and we want to push on. Keeping important players and adding further quality will help us do that."
Wray is pleased with the way Foderingham, who kept five successive clean sheets in his first five games for Town, has settled in at the club.
"Wes is absolutely delighted to be here," he added.
"He is very happy at the club, the fans have taken to him and he has taken to the fans and he gets on well with the rest of the squad."