Swindon Town are delighted to announce Ellis Iandolo has signed a two-year contract extension with the club, keeping him at the County Ground until 2022.
Iandolo is currently Swindon’s longest-serving player and we are over the moon that he has chosen to continue his journey with the club, following his most successful campaign at SN1.
Back in 2015, after impressing against Swindon’s U18’s whilst playing for Maidstone’s Soccer Elite FA Scholar side, Iandolo signed his first professional deal with the club with the club having just lost to Preston in the Play-Off Final.
In September of the same year, the versatile 22-year-old made his professional debut in the EFL Trophy against Newport - his first goal came in the same competition against Luton Town.
Iandolo proved his reliability under several managers and in numerous different positions but has been deployed most often on the left side of defence in his 82 appearances with the club.
Ellis played an important role in securing the club’s promotion back to League One but had an impressive 2019/20 season cut short in January after suffering ligament damage against Port Vale.
Prior to his injury at Vale Park, Iandolo managed 17 appearances and produced a contender for assist of the season in a 1-0 win at Cambridge back in September, slaloming his way through the U’s back five to set up Jerry Yates.
The Chatham-born left-back will return to pre-season training with the squad this week after overcoming his ankle injury.
After signing his contract extension, Ellis said:
“Obviously, I’m delighted to sign and get everything done. I can’t wait to see what the season brings. It’s been five years at the club now – I’ve seen a lot of ups and down but the club is 100% moving in the right direction.
“There are some big clubs in League One, now – like Sunderland – that are going to be tough but that should excite any player playing for this club.
“Last year, was a massive season for us. The team were outstanding – the Manager and staff brought a style of play that I think the fans loved watched. It was so attacking – I don’t think there’s any player that wouldn’t want to play in that sort of team.
“A big part in my decision to come here was the fans – it’s such a good atmosphere to play in. I’ve seen them when things are tough, and just how good they really can be when things are going well. The last year, especially, they’ve been phenomenal.”