The anticipated, and hugely hoped for, signings have been completed by Swindon Town, by Peter Mitchell.

They have secured the services for the rest of the season of the two strikers who have done them proud to date. Eoin Doyle moves back from Bradford on a “permanent” contract until the end of the season. Jerry Yates returns from Rotherham, on loan. I understand Yates cannot now be recalled before the season end.

This sets the Town up perfectly for the run in, but the pressure will really be on both players to perform for the remaining 16 games. No injuries or suspensions will be permitted !

A fee was paid for Doyle – rumoured to be £100k. If this is the case, and on the basis that he is also probably one of the highest, if not the highest, paid player on their books, some might question a substantial outlay for such a relatively short period. Perhaps Swindon have an option on extending how contract after May – that would make a lot of sense. However, whatever the situation, I guess Chairman Lee Power will feel it is a lot of money, but well spent, if the Town are in League One next season.

Both players are eligible for the crunch visit of Exeter City on Saturday so Ritchie Wellens could now be facing a problem that he will relish – a glut of talent to chose from.

Both Zeki Fryers and Keshi Anderson cannot be far away from being fit again, so things are really looking good at this moment.

With this latest news, and plenty of ammunition in the armoury, there can now be no excuses for failure. This coupled with the permanent signings of Paul Caddis and Anthony Grant, means the Chairman has literally put his money where his mouth is – and the manager must have almost everything he could reasonably wish for. It is now down to the players to perform and produce the goods, starting this week-end. Come on you Reds !