Tonight's Swansea City news as club make transfer decision and Connor Barron explains Rangers choice

-Credit: (Image: Huw Evans Picture Agency)
-Credit: (Image: Huw Evans Picture Agency)

Here's your round-up of the latest Swansea City news for Friday, June 21.

Swansea set for fewer loans

Swansea City boss Luke Williams says the club are hoping to make fewer loan signings, and instead look to tie players down to permanent deals ahead of the new season.

The club made a total of six temporary signings last term, but aside from Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper Carl Rushworth, enjoyed precious little success.

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Newcastle United full-back Harrison Ashby, Chelsea defender Bashir Humphreys and Arsenal duo Charlie Patino and Charles Sagoe Jr all struggled to make an impact. Jamal Lowe was a little more successful, netting nine goals for the Swans, but it was otherwise a frustrating haul.

The financial situation at the Stadium means loans are likely to be an important part of this latest recruitment drive, but Williams is hoping the club don't lean too heavily on temporary signings.

“The loan market is a wonderful thing at the right time,” Williams told BBC Sport Wales.

“I am certainly not going to say that there won’t be any loan players, but I think we will probably do our best to avoid having six loans again.

“Barring us being in a situation where we need to take more loans, I think we will have significantly less than last season.”

Barron - Rangers is the best place for me

Connor Barron says Rangers is the perfect place for him to continue his progression.

After a summer of fervent speculation, the 21-year-old was finally confirmed as a Rangers player on Thursday evening, after completing a move from Aberdeen.

Having come to the end of his contract at Pittodrie, a host of clubs were interested in the midfielder's signature this summer, including Swansea City, who had been tracking him since launching a failed bid back in January.

Stoke City, Plymouth Argyle and even Cardiff City were also touted as possible destinations, along with Serie A sides Hellas Verona and Bologna.

However, Barron has chosen to move to Ibrox, and says he can't wait to get started.

Upon signing for the club, Barron said: “I am absolutely delighted. As soon as I started talking to the club I knew that this was the place for me to come. Everything seemed right and I think it is the best place for me to be at this moment of my career.

“It is a club where the demand is high to win football matches and trophies and that is something that I really want to be a part of. It was a massive decision for me, but it was made easy by speaking to the staff and the manager and now I can't wait to get started.”

Matthews finds new club

Goalkeeper Archie Matthews has signed for non-league side Wealdstone following his release from Swansea City earlier this summer.

The 22-year-old arrives with ambitions of establishing himself as number one at Grosvenor Vale, much to the delight of the National League outfit.

Wealdstone manager Matt Taylor said: “Archie is a young goalkeeper who is calm, confident, good with his feet and has a very bright future ahead of him.

"He is very excited to start pre season with the team on Monday. We are extremely pleased to sign him on permanent deal as he fits the profile of a goalkeeper that we were looking for.”

Newport eyeing Toshack

Newport County could turn to former Swansea City U23 coach Cameron Toshack after sacking Graham Coughlan.

Coughlan left County by mutual consent on Friday, and a report from Dai Sport claims chairman Huw Jenkins may well now turn to former Swans colleague Toshack, who's been out of football since leaving Leeds United last year.

Commenting on Coughlan's departure, Jenkins told the Newport County website: “I have total respect for Graham and found this decision particularly difficult to make considering all the hard work he has put in to help stabilise the club over the last 18 months.

“It goes without saying that I wish Graham every success in his future managerial career.

“However, moving forward I must take the club and the team in a different direction and stay true to my own beliefs which I feel over time will bring sustained success to Newport County and hopefully change the club’s outlook for many years ahead.”

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Swans issue new shares

Swansea City's American owners have issued further new shares, in a move that will inject just over £2.5m into the club.

In a statement confirming the move, the Swansea City Supporters Trust said: "The Swans Trust can confirm today that a further 110,549 new shares have been issued at a total value of just over £2.5m following fresh investment into the club.

"As per our earlier statements earlier this year this is the latest of a series of cash injections which has been made by Swansea Football LLC, the investment vehicle of the majority owners, which includes Chairman Andy Coleman, Jason Levien, Steve Kaplan and Jake Silverstein.

"We understand this is the final investment into the club from the majority owners in this financial year."