The Football League Paper - - NEWS - By Jamie Holt

THERE is a wealth of un­tapped tal­ent in Non-League foot­ball ac­cord­ing to Swin­don boss Mark Cooper – and Ben Glad­win is proof of that.

Glad­win signed a new two-and-a-half year deal at the club this week after join­ing from part-time club Mar­low last sum­mer.

The for­mer re­movals man has proved to be a cru­cial part of the high-fly­ing Robins’ mid­field this term as they gun for pro­mo­tion to the Cham­pi­onship.

And Cooper be­lieves that the 22-year-old is go­ing from strength to strength as he adapts to League One.

“We took a gam­ble on him,” said Cooper. “It shows you they are out there – young play­ers who have slipped through the net.

“Although they’re maybe deemed not good enough at a cer­tain age, they can come back. Ben’s a shin­ing ex­am­ple of that.

“I’ve said on record be­fore he’s nearly al­ways the best player in train­ing. Hope­fully now we’ve started to see the tran­si­tion onto the big stage. He’s cer­tainly start­ing to light up games. It was im­por­tant we got him on board for a cou­ple more years.”

IM­PRES­SIVE: Ben Glad­win

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