SWINDON Town goalkeeper Luke McCormick says being at a club where he is wanted was one of the most important factors in signing a new deal to stay at the County Ground until the end of the 2019/20 season.

After impressing on an initial trial basis last summer, the then 34-year-old was offered a one-year deal by ex-Town manager Phil Brown, but has since only gone on to make 12 first-team appearances.

However, with Lawrence Vigouroux still apparently undecided on whether to sign a new deal at Swindon, McCormick could be in line to add a few more showings to his CV if the Chilean international chooses to ply his trade elsewhere after July 1.

Divulging a few reasons behind his choice to extend his stay in Wiltshire, McCormick said: “Firstly, I’m happy at Swindon.

“I think it’s a club that’s moving in the right direction and I’m very happy to be a part of that.

“I’m hoping, over the remainder of this season and going into next, that I’ll be able to get a few more opportunities.

“There are nice people at the football club – the fans have been very good to me and the only thing I’m missing is a little bit more playing time.

“I think it’s crucial to have nice people around you.

“Generally, if you’re happy off the pitch, then you tend to be happy on it and that’s when you can play your best football.

“That’s always been something that has mattered to me – being at a club where I’m wanted.

“The club came to me and said they wanted to keep me here, and so it was really a no-brainer for me.”

McCormick’s league debut came against this afternoon’s opponents, Morecambe back in September with Lawrence Vigouroux away on international duty.

And with the situation set to be replicated, the former Oxford United stopper hopes a repeat result will help launch an unlikely end of season run of form into the play-offs.

McCormick believes the building blocks for a successful campaign are already in place at SN1, whether it be this season or next.

Asked whether he was greedy for one more promotion before he hangs up his gloves, McCormick said: “Absolutely. That’s a big part of why I wanted to stay – because I really, really do feel that, if it’s not this season – we all hope it is, but if it’s not – I think we’ll be in good shape for next season.

“The players that have come in have been a real statement of intent from the club, there’s been some real quality come in in January and if that happens again in the summer, then we’ll be a real competitive force within this decision.”