Transfer news: Swindon expecting interest in talented youngsters
Swindon manager Mark Cooper says it will be 'natural and normal' for the club's talented youngsters to attract interest.
Last Updated: 10/12/13 6:58pm
With the winter transfer window set to swing open on 1st January, the Robins' director of football Lee Power has admitted that he is bracing himself for raids from afar.
Australian midfielder Massimo Luongo is expected to be the subject of bids from higher up the English football ladder, with the former Tottenham Hotspur trainee having shone for Swindon since completing a permanent switch over the summer.
Cooper concedes that the 21-year-old will likely figure on the wish lists of other Football League bosses, but believes he will not be the only one to draw admiring glances in the new year.
He told the Swindon Advertiser: "If Massimo plays to the level he has been, then of course that's going to happen - that's natural and normal because he's produced a string of performances that are of a very high standard, as have a lot of the other boys.
"He's been very consistent of late and I would think Lee's not far off with that statement and he will have people come in for him.
"I would think, with the way they're playing, clubs will be interested in quite a few of them."
Cooper will be reluctant to part with any of his promising youngsters if clubs do come calling in January, with Swindon having pieced together an exciting squad that sits just outside the League One play-off places at present.
He added: "They're starting to realise what being at a League One club is like and playing in senior football and an understanding that we have to have a way of playing and we want to excite people, but we also have to get results.
"The tricky part has been trying to tie it all together to make sure we play how we want to and give ourselves a chance of getting a result - I think we're slowly coming to terms with that."