JOSH Lelan is the latest Swindon Town loanee to have been drawn to the Wiltshire club by the Robins’ style of play.
Lelan has joined Town on an initial loan deal until August 23 and made his pre-season friendly debut in the 1-1 draw at Bromley on Saturday.
After the match, the teenager told the local media that he believes Swindon can provide the perfect platform for him to develop his game the right way.
“Both clubs have spoken to each other and if they’re both interested it’s good for me to get some experience and play a bit at a good level, with some good fans, a good manager and the way they play,” he said.
“I’d like to follow in the footsteps of other people and go on to play at the highest level possible.
“I played at Gateshead last season and got five or six games there. Hopefully I can prove myself here again.
“There’s not exactly a first-team position (at Derby) straight away, so hopefully I can come here, prove myself and go back in the future and get in with Derby.
“I’m here initially for a month and then we’ll see where it goes from there.
“There are similar styles here and at Derby and that suits me down to the ground.”
Of the draw with Bromley, Lelan said: “It was a good experience. I thought first half we played well and retained possession and in the second we got a bit sloppy at times.
“I thought it was a good test and good to get one under my belt in pre-season.”
Asked to describe his own game, Lelan said: “I like to try to get on the ball and be as aggressive as I can be.”