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 a massive fan, not many Town fans are. He is a good squad player at this level but will not push you on.
Likes to be vocal, organised and will put his body in.
— Steven Fyfe (@FYFIE07) May 30, 2019
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.