Swindon Town loan move for Ipswich striker Ronan Murray

Ronan Murray
Murray is a Republic of Ireland Under-21 international

Swindon Town have completed the loan signing of Ipswich Town striker Ronan Murray until 14 January.

The 20-year-old has scored once in 13 games for the Championship side and also had a loan spell at Torquay last season, netting once in seven games.

He will go straight into the squad to face Aldershot on Saturday.

The Robins are also set to sign Charlton striker Paul Benson, 32, on loan if the Football League give the go ahead for the move.

Benson was set to join Bradford on Wednesday but the move fell through and Swindon swooped for the former Dagenham and Redbridge man shortly before the loan window shut on Thursday.

He scored 10 goals in 43 appearances for Charlton last term but has since fallen out of favour with manager Chris Powell and has played just three games this season.

Commenting on the arrival of Murray, Robins manager Paolo di Canio told BBC Wiltshire: "To be honest, we are missing a player like him.

"He's a player who doesn't have a high size but he's very mobile. He's quick but he isn't nasty - he has a good character.

"We'll sign him for a few weeks and then we will see. I don't sign a player just for cover, he will play his part."

Meanwhile, Swindon have cancelled the contract of 21-year-old goalkeeper Mattia Lanzano, after he failed to make an impression on the first team.

The Italian, who joined on a two-year deal in the summer, is thought to have secured a new club in his homeland.

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