New Swindon Town signing Rosaire Longelo said that he knew this was the club for him after his talk with new head coach Mark Kennedy.

The 24-year-old moved to the County Ground after three seasons with Accrington Stanley, scoring twice in 22 League Two appearances last season before an injury in December ruled him out for the remainder of the campaign.

Longelo revealed that despite interest from Stanley in keeping him in Lancashire, his talks with Kennedy convinced him that the move to Swindon was the right decision.

He said: “Swindon is a massive club and not many people are going to turn down a club like Swindon.

“I really found it difficult to say no to this, especially after my conversations with the gaffer [Kennedy].

“Straight after we had our conversation, as soon as I put the phone down I called my agent and said ‘That is the club for me’.

“There was really no changing my mind after that, I am really looking forward to the season as they were telling me about the project and it was something that I really wanted to be a part of.”

Longelo arrives having played in multiple different positions, being utilised during his time in Accrington at both right- and left-back, as well on both wings, providing some of the versatility that both Kennedy and Jamie Russell have stressed as being vital in their recruitment.

However, the former West Ham United man explained that Kennedy does have a specific role in mind for his new recruit.

He said: “They sold me on the style of play and how they want to be playing and also the type of player they are bringing in, not just what you can do on the pitch but what you are like off the pitch, the mannerisms and things like that.

“He [Kennedy] said that he has watched me for a long time, and he plays three at the back with wing-backs and he likes the wing-backs to be more attacking.

“That is a big thing for me, even though I do think my defensive side has improved over the years, I have always been an attacking player since I was young.

“He said that he just wants people playing with a smile on their face, he is not the type of coach to be shouting at players and digging them out and that is probably the biggest thing that stood out to me.”