Former City Star Harley is a Robin

Former City midfielder Ryan Harley, 28, signed today for Swindon Town and has joined his new team in Portugal. Harley moved from Brighton and Hove Albion on a 2 year deal.

Speaking to Swindon Town’s official site Harley said:-

I’m delighted. The lads all seem really bubbly. It’s a young squad – one of the youngest I’ve seen actually but that can be a good thing. I know three or four of the lads here that I’ve played with before. They seem a good bunch and team spirit looks really good. I’m looking forward to it.

I’m an attacking midfielder. I like to get forward and try to create and score goals. That’s what my game is about and that’s what I’ll be looking to do.

I’ve played a lot in League One. It’s a tough league to get out of. Obviously Swindon came close last year and hopefully we can go one step further this year.

Ryan was a favourite amongst Exeter City fans. Especially for his dead ball ability and his skills in taking the ball out of Ryan_Harley_featdefence and setting up an attacking move.

In Ryan Harley played 138 times for the Grecians scoring 32 times. He joined City in January 2008, having been at Weston-Super-Mare. He signed for Swansea City in January 2011 on a free transfer, but was immediately loaned back to City to complete the season, and help Exeter to finish one of its highest league positions in it history.

Harley’s free kick at Swindon Town in January 2011.
Harley penalty against Charlton at St James park 2010.
Harley Penalty against Colchester at St James Park 2010.

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