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Swindon Town land Jonathan Obika in deadline day move

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: September 02, 2014

By ALAN BROWN

Swindon signing Jonathan Obika during one of his many loan spells with Yeovil Town   PICTURE: STEVE BOND/PINNACLE

Swindon signing Jonathan Obika during one of his many loan spells with Yeovil Town PICTURE: STEVE BOND/PINNACLE

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Swindon Town signed striker Jonathan Obika from Tottenham in a deadline day move, while County Ground midfielder Louis Thompson was last night set to agree a move to Norwich City.

Obika made the move on a two-year contract for a fee of about £200,000 having previously had a loan stay with Swindon in 2011, one of several clubs he has played for in short spells.

Thompson was poised to join Norwich for a fee understood to be £600,000. The fee is set to rise to £1.3million.

It is believed the 19-year-old Thompson will be loaned back to Swindon for the remainder of this season.

Obika, aged 23, had four separate loan spells with the Yeovil Town between 2008 and 2012. He came through the Spurs academy and appeared four times for the first team.

Obika also spent time with Yeovil, Millwall, Crystal Palace, Peterborough, Charlton and Brighton.

"He's a different to the player that was here a couple of years ago," said Town boss Mark Cooper.

"He's a strong, quick forward who can score goals. I really like him and I think he'll do really well.

"He was one we were always keen on getting but there were always Championship clubs after him. He felt that's where he should go at the time so we've had to be patient. We've finally got him."

Forward Sam Clucas has joined League One side Chesterfield from Mansfield Town for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old, who joined the Stags from Hereford in June 2013, has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract.

Clucas began his career in the Leicester City Academy but left at the age of 16 and spent time at Lincoln, without making a first-team appearance.

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