Robins transfer frustration

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Swindon Town boss Andy King has spoken of his recent frustration in the transfer market as he prepares for his side's League One opener with Barnsley.

King has been keen to bolster his midfield, particularly as Stefani Miglioranzi is currently out injured, and had targeted Derby County's Lee Holmes as a replacement but with no success.

King told the club's official website: "I have been trying though it looks as though I will be going with what I have for Saturday at Barnsley.

"Lee Holmes was one player who I was trying to get, but I spoke to Phil Brown at Derby but the answer was no.

"Eugen Bopp at Nottingham Forest was another one we looked at," he added.

Despite Swindon's failure in the transfer market, King did sound a positive note with the new season a matter of days away.

"I am happy with where we are at the moment. The kids we have are coming through and threatening.

"O'Hanlon is probably the best centre half in the division and there are goals in Cureton and Thorpe," King reiterated.