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Jordan Stewart is backed to thrive at Swindon

By Graham Luney

Jordan Stewart's agent Lee Mudd says he hopes the player can make the breakthrough at Swindon Town and enjoy his football again.

Stewart left Glentoran for the League One side last month but he is still very much in the settling in period and Mudd accepts players can be struck by homesickness in the early stages of a cross-channel move.

The gifted young winger agreed a two-year-deal at Town while the Glens pocketed around £50,000.

After trials at Stoke City, Middlesbrough and Peterborough failed to produce results, Stewart was thrilled to join Town, saying: "I'm definitely excited to get started."

However being away from friends and family at home can spark anxiety with even George Best returning from Manchester United in his early career.

"Jordan has got a fantastic opportunity at Swindon Town and we all wish him well," said Mudd.

"He's a very talented footballer who has worked hard to earn this move and hopefully it works out for him.

"I think it has been difficult for him to be away from his family and that is understandable.

"It's not easy for our young players who have to make sacrifices to carve out a career across the water.

"The club has been fantastic and looked after him well but it's up to Jordan what he wants to do in his life and his career.

"I think the early stages of a move are the toughest time and if you can ride that out it should become easier. He's been involved with the Under-21 side and made the Swindon bench a few times, hopefully he can get on and show what he can do.

"We are all delighted he has got the move he dreamed of and I hope he can settle over there, work hard and realise his potential."

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