Former Queens Park Rangers prospect Sendles-White among five on trial at Swindon Town

Former QPR defender Jamie Sendles-White featured for Swindon Town in the club's latest friendly defeat.

Swindon Town handed a trial to former Queens Park Rangers academy player Jamie Sendles-White, among others, in their first friendly of pre-season against local non-league rivals Supermarine.

The 21-year-old, currently a free agent after leaving Loftus Road earlier this month, is hoping to impress during this period at the County Ground.

Sampling a new 4-2-3-1 formation - a switch from the 5-3-2 that we witnessed last season - Mark Cooper's side looked bright, but were ultimately wasteful with their chances. Despite being little more than a pre-season run-out, poor finishing cost the Robins dearly, as they fell victim to a 2-1 scoreline.

Sendles-White, who started the match in central defence, was joined in the Robins' starting line-up by defender Bradley Barry (Gareth Barry's Nephew - formerly of Brighton), goalkeeper Dan Lincoln (formerly of Reading), Sanchez Commock (who currently plays for non-league side Highmoor Ibis FC) and Drissa Traore. 

Traore - a free agent having been released by Notts County in the summer - particularly caught the eye. The all action midfielder looked an ideal option for filling the void left by the earlier departure of Ben Gladwin and Massimo Luongo, both of whom - after impressing throughout the previous season - signed for Chris Ramsey's Queens Park Rangers

Town will be hoping their fortunes improve as the host Premier League outfit Everton at the Country Ground on Saturday. This tie will represent as significant step-up in terms of opposition, providing the perfect opportunity for the club's current trialists to make an early impression in front of the home fans.

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