Town Head Coach Luke Williams felt it was a no-brainer to bolster his squad with the signing of midfielder Sean Murray and is pleased with the options he now has at his disposal.
The Robins secured the services of the 22-year-old on Transfer Deadline Day on a one-year deal following his departure from Premier League side Watford.
Murray was highly-rated by the Hornets and notched 14 goals in 85 appearances for his boyhood club, making the decision to bring the creative force to SN1 an easy one for Williams and Town.
“He played something like 80 games under Gianfranco Zola in a very, very strong Watford team and I watched that side a couple of times myself,” Williams told swindontownfc.co.uk.
“When a player of Sean’s quality becomes available, it would be foolish to pass up that opportunity.
“Sean can play in a number of positions but the most beneficial to the team would be for him to be in a position where he can attack, create and be around goals.
“We can expect to see him in an advanced midfield position.”
Town go into the weekend without Jamie Sendles-White, Yaser Kasim and Jordan Stewart who are all on international duty, but Williams feels there is enough strength in depth in his squad to cover those losses.
“We’ve brought players in and we’ve tried to make sure that we’ve got more strength in depth than we’ve had previously,” Williams added.
“It is a situation where a door closes when somebody goes on international duty and another door opens for another fantastic player to come in, shine and play a big part in the game.
“That’s very important because it means we’ve got a chance to compete for the whole season.”