Swindon Town’s latest recruit, Kyle Knoyle is relishing the prospect of being involved in a winning environment at The County Ground.
The talented right-back became the club’s tenth signing of the summer earlier today, joining on a free transfer following his release from West Ham United.
Giving his first interview since becoming a Red, Knoyle revealed that the possibility of being part of a promotion winning side was too good an opportunity to turn down.
“I’m delighted to have got my future sorted. Swindon is a great place for my development and we’re top contenders for the season ahead,” he told swindontownfc.co.uk exclusively.
“We want to push for promotion and I feel the environment will be a winning one which is what I want to be a part of.
“As a footballer you always want to win every game and, having seen the quality of the squad and the staff, I just feel that we will get the results we need to get.
“I was out of contract, I was looking for a club and I came and met the gaffer and I just loved his approach to training and to developing players.
“I could just tell that he can get the best out of my potential.”
Knoyle is a dynamic right-back and the youngster went on to explain what the Town faithful can expect from him this season.
“I’m a modern day right-back who likes to get up and down, bring plenty of energy to the team and I’m capable of both attacking and defending,” he continued.
“I just enjoy the game.”
“We want to push for promotion and I feel the environment will be a winning one which is what I want to be a part of. As a footballer you always want to win every game and, having seen the quality of the squad and the staff, I just feel that we will get the results we need to get."
The 20-year-old will compete for the right-back spot alongside Ben Purkiss and he’s looking forward to working with his vastly experienced colleague.
“Purks is an experienced defender who has been playing the game for a long time and from training with him and from watching him in games, I can definitely learn a lot from him,” he added.
“I can learn from him as a player and also as a person because I want to emulate Ben in terms of how far he’s gone in his career, so there’s a lot I can take from him.
“Competition is only healthy.
“To see people who have been there and done it and who are still doing it now is something that I would like to do myself and there’s a lot you can learn from these players.”
Finally, Knoyle has outlined both his personal and collective aims and goals for the 2017/18 campaign.
“On a personal level I’ve got many goals for myself and I want to feature as much as possible and make as big an impact as I can,” he said.
“My main aim is for the team to get promotion and I just want to enjoy the experience.”