ZEKI Fryers is itching to get started at Swindon Town after putting pen to paper on a two-year deal with the club on Monday.

Fryers arrives at Town boasting pedigree from the very top of the game but is now looking to kick-start his career with a run of regular appearances.

The left-back came through the youth ranks at Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson, making his senior debut for the Red Devils in 2011.

Fryers has also had stints at two other Premier League clubs, Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace, and was most recently in the Barnsley squad that won promotion to the Championship last season.

The 26-year-old made just eight appearances for the Tykes as they finished second in League One and was allowed to leave on a free transfer this summer.

Town boss Richie Wellens promptly moved to secure his services, and Fryers says the prospect of regular game time at the Energy Check County Ground had a big bearing on his decision to sign.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Fryers said: “I am happy and can’t wait to get started.

“Everything the gaffer said is what I believe. I met him last week and then met him again this week and we have got the same vision.

“How we want to play as a team fits how I play.

“I was saying to the people close to me that I just need to go and play as many games as I can now.

“I can’t wait to come back in, meet the lads and get going.”

Although match minutes were hard to come by at Barnsley last season, Fryers says being part of a promotion-winning squad was still a big positive in his career.

As he now looks to help Swindon climb back up the Football League ladder, Fryers is confident that he will join up with a squad possessing the same traits as the one he left at Oakwell.

“I didn’t get to be involved as much last season, but there was a good buzz around the team. I felt like I could have been a part of it more, but I still enjoyed it,” said Fryers.

“We were a tight group there, and I have heard the same here – that the lads are good.

“You need a bit of everything. The lads have got to stick together and work hard, and you need to work for one another.

“The club is used to success and have always been higher up, so hopefully we can get back there.”