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Hollands hoping to make an impact during Swindon loan spell

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: November 17, 2012

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Swindon Town new boys Chris Martin and Danny Hollands look set to make their debuts for the club in today's League One clash with Yeovil at the County Ground.

Striker Martin joined the club from Norwich this week, while midfielder Hollands moved from Charlton. Both deals extend until January 5.

Hollands said: "I was not getting many games at Charlton and jumped at the chance to come to come to Swindon.

"Firstly, I just hope to get into the team. I like to try to be a box-to-box midfielder and I want to get myself on the scoresheet, but I like to play my part in defence as well," he said.

"I don't want to put too much pressure on myself, but I like to get in the box and get a fair few goals – and, if I get the minutes, I think I can score a few.

"My main concern is to try to get into the team and help to move the club up the table."

Robins manager Paolo Di Canio said: "Hollands has done something in this league and is of a good age to improve. He is a very good professional and I think he can be an important player for us, but the fact he has played many games is not a guarantee he can be involved straightaway."

Of Martin, the manger added: "Not everybody will recognise him as the best finisher, but he is more a second striker, who likes to play round the centre-half, but he is a modern footballer.

"I told him straightaway, with smiling, sometimes he is a bit lazy, but he has good quality. He is an intelligent guy and smiled to my point – and what he misses at the moment is matches, because Danny played many games at a good level and Chris, not.

"It will take time for him to be fit like the others and we will see him in maybe part of the game."

Captain Alan McCormack is available after a recent hamstring problem, but the game will come too soon for Alan Navarro (knee).

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