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#DeadlineDay: Town Bring In Menayese

Talented Centre-Back Signs On Loan

31 January 2018

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Swindon Town have completed their first signing of Transfer Deadline Day with the addition of Rollin Menayese.

 - Talented Centre-Back joins on loan from Bristol Rovers.

 - Twenty-year-old will remain at SN1 until the summer.

 - Youngster is highly-rated by Rovers and will add power and height to the defence.

The centre-back has arrived from League One outfit Bristol Rovers on loan until the end of the season, subject to EFL and FA approval.

Menayese, who is 20-years-old, will bolster Dave Flitcroft's defensive options and he will provide an aggressive and aerially dominant presence to the back-line.

The 6'3 defender was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo but moved to South Wales with his family, where he was quickly snapped up by Cardiff City.

He captained the Bluebirds at every youth level and he was also selected as the Skipper for Wales at U16 and U17 level.

"Swindon are a big club in this league and in the Football League as well and they are doing really well at the top of the table. It was a no-brainer."

Rollin Menayese

After being released by City in December 2016, Menayese joined Weston-super-Mare and started twenty-two games for the National South side.

His form caught the eye of Bristol Rovers and he signed a pre-contract agreement with the Gas in February 2017, before officially joining in the summer.

Rollin has featured in four Sky Bet League One games for Rovers this term, including starts away at Northampton Town in a 6-0 win and away at Scunthorpe United.

His impressive progress was rewarded with a new contract last week and he will now spend the remainder of the 2017/18 campaign at SN1 in a bid to gain more first-team football.

Speaking exclusively to iFollow STFC after putting pen to paper on his loan deal, the towering centre-back outlined the main reasons why a move to Town appealed to him.

"I'm excited and as soon as I was told I was coming here I couldn't wait to get here and just get started," he said.

"Swindon are a big club in this league and in the Football League as well and they are doing really well at the top of the table. 

"It was a no-brainer.

"I want to come here and just play games, grow as a player, improve and do my best to help the team get as many clean sheets and three points as possible."

Menayese will wear number 32 during his time with Town.

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