TAUNTON Town have let go of a second striker in two weeks as Dave Sims-Burgess has left the club for a short-term loan.

He has joined Southern League Premier South side Swindon Supermarine on a one month loan.

In late October, the Peacocks lost relatively new signing Elliot Dugan to Tiverton Town.

The loan deal for Sims-Burgess means Taunton now just have Nick McCootie, Nat Jarvis, Malachi Linton and Ross Stearn to play in the front two of their current formation.

Last season’s top scorer Sims-Burgess has not featured as regularly as he might have hoped this season primarily due to injury, having made five starts plus nine further appearances off the bench whilst notching two goals.

Head of Football Rob Dray said: "It’s good for Dave to get a month’s games under his belt after the form of our front players plus injury have given him limited time in the side.

"Thanks to Swindon Supermarine for facilitating the loan and I’m sure the month will be mutually beneficial.”