Town midfielder Ellis Iandolo has praised the impact of the summer signings at the club and claims this season is the most positive he’s felt in his time at the club.
Iandolo, who after four years at the club holds the title of being the Robins longest serving player was full of optimism ahead of Saturday’s trip to Leyton Orient.
“This is probably the most positive I’ve seen the club in the years I’ve been here. The fans are getting behind what we’re doing, they can see we are trying the right things on the pitch.
“The players we’ve brought in, it’s a different vibe around training and if it keeps on like that I can see it being a good year for us.
“The Gaffer tries to make the sessions as competitive as possible, to have so many good players in your squad and fighting for positions is key.”
Richie Wellens made good use of transfer deadline day on Monday with two loan acquisitions in the forms of Anthony Grant from Shrewsbury and goalkeeper Steven Benda from Championship table-toppers Swansea City.
“We’ve only had one day with them, but Granty [Grant] has made how many appearances in the league, very experienced lad and you could see that straight away when he came in. Steven [Benda] is going to be a good signing as well, looks very good with his feet and it’ll be good for him and Macca [Luke McCormick] to have some competition.”
Having had his first start in the victory against Morecambe at the County Ground last Saturday, the midfielder-converted full-back, admits it’s time to nail down a starting place.
“I had a good pre-season, worked hard and got my chance and it was a good three points for the team so we need to kick on from here and we’ll go to Orient on Saturday looking to get maximum points again.
“I’m 22 years-old now and made near enough 70 appearances so it would be nice to have a lot of games under my belt this year. To nail down as many starts as I can is my main focus.”