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Amankwaah completes Swindon move

Kevin Amankwaah
Amankwaah is out of contract at Swansea (Getty Images)

Swansea City defender Kevin Amankwaah has become Swindon Town's first summer signing after agreeing a two-year deal.

The 26-year-old right-back completed his free transfer to the County Ground after passing a medical.

Amankwaah joined the Swans from Yeovil in July 2006 but did not make a single league appearance last season as the Welsh side won the League One title.

"Every player gets a blip in their career and I hope I can find my best form again at Swindon," he said.

"My first team chances were limited last season and I didn't want the same thing to happen again next season.

"I could have sat in the stand and just picked up my wages, but I want to play football.

"I came to Swansea looking to play, but although I made quite a few appearances in my first season it just hasn't worked out.

"I feel I am going to a good club. They are looking to build something special there and hopefully I can play a big part.''

Amankwaah 29 league appearances in his first full season under former boss Kenny Jackett who splashed out 250,000 for the defender.

But last year was a spectator last year under Roberto Martinez.

He failed to make a league appearance and was restricted to four games in the FA Cup and Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Swindon made recruiting a new right-back a priority after Miguel Comminges turned down the offer of a new deal at the end of last season.

see also
Swindon close in on new signing
28 May 08 |  Swindon
Malpas must wait on summer moves
21 May 08 |  Swindon
Smith to extend Swindon contract
20 May 08 |  Swindon
Malpas searching for full-backs
07 May 08 |  Swindon

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