Former Manchester United youngster Reece Devine makes Swindon Town debut

Former Manchester United youngster Reece Devine made his Swindon Town debut in last night’s EFL Trophy defeat to Plymouth Argyle.

The 20-year-old joined The Robins on a two-year deal following his release from the Red Devils last season.

The left-back, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Walsall, having spent the first half of the campaign up in Scotland with St Johnstone, hasn’t been available to make his debut for his new club following a spell on the sidelines.

However, Devine made his debut and played 80 minutes of the 3-1 defeat to Plymouth at the County Ground. The youngster reacted to making his Swindon bow by sharing a post on his Instagram story.

Reece Devine makes Swindon Town debut

Speaking after last night’s defeat, Robins boss Scott Lindsey was asked for his thoughts on how he felt Devine fared on his debut.

Lindsey said: “Reece has obviously been out for a while – he actually did really well to get 80 minutes [in the tank], I thought it was a good performance from him.

“I felt he was probably one that was victim of not fully committing to pressing high up the pitch, also we have certain ways of rolling when we are in possession ourselves and there is a certain action where we assign a lower role out and we want Reece to go high from there, and we didn’t fully commit to that.

“But I’ve got to take into consideration he’s not played for a long, long time but I thought he did really well.”

Photo by Tom Purslow/Manchester United via Getty Images

Devine will be hoping to retain his place in the starting line-up and make his first League Two appearance for The Robins in Saturday’s trip to Grimsby Town.

Devine never featured for the United first team and following the emergence of the talented Spanish left-back Alvaro Fernandez, the former Real Madrid youngster jumped ahead of the former Manchester City youngster in the pecking order.

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