Date: 30th May 2019 at 10:00pm
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Crewe Alexandra have announced the signing of central defender Olly Lancashire from Swindon Town on a 2-year deal that is set to start on July 1st, becoming the first signing of the 2019 Summer transfer window.

Lancashire, 30, started his career with Southampton where he wasn’t a regular in the 3 seasons that he was part of their first team picture before spending most of the 09/10 season on loan at Grimsby which kick-started his career. After signing for Walsall in 2010, he spent 2 years with the Saddlers, 1 season at Aldershot before spending 3 years at Rochdale, a season at Shrewsbury then joining Swindon 2 years ago.

Who is Lancashire and what does this mean for the club?

I have to be honest and say that I know nothing about him at all. I asked Swindon Town supporter Steven Fyfe for his thoughts on Olly and here is his response:

Not the most glowing reference that you will ever see but hopefully he’ll be a player like Eddie Nolan and Nicky Hunt that’ll help the younger players with his experience of playing a couple of hundred games at this level and League 1.