Town's longest-serving player signs new contract

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Town's longest-serving player signs new contract
Town's longest-serving player signs new contract

SWINDON Town have confirmed defender Ellis Iandolo has signed a new two-year contract with Scott Lindsey's men.

Town's longest-serving player arrived at the club back in 2015 from Maidstone United and has gone on to make 113 appearances while scoring two goals.

The 24-year-old made his Swindon debut in a 1-1 draw with Newport County in the EFL Trophy back in 2015, replacing Kevin Stewart as a substitute.

Iandolo scored his first Town goal over a year later during a 3-2 defeat to Luton Town in the same competition. His only other goal came in another 3-2 defeat as Swindon fell to Mansfield Town in January 2022.

Speaking to Town’s media team following his contract extension, Iandolo said: “I’m absolutely delighted to sign this new deal.

"Swindon Town feels like home to me and it’s a club that means a lot.

“I’m looking forward to seeing what the future brings, and hopefully I can help drive this team towards promotion this season.”

Head coach, Scott Lindsey, said: “Ellis is a key player for us and brings with him a lot of experience despite his young age.

“He’s been unfortunate with injuries recently but had a really good campaign last term and played a lot of games for us, and he will play his part this season once he’s back fully fit.

"He’s a great professional and shows good leadership qualities too, so I’m delighted he’s signed this new deal.”

Meanwhile, Swindon's technical director, Sandro Di Michele, said: “Ellis is an incredibly important player for us and is one of the best left-sided players in the league in my opinion.

“He offers a lot going forward and is always an attacking threat, but is also an accomplished defender as well.

“He’s been here a long time and we see him as an integral part of what we are trying to achieve here, so I’m delighted he’s extending his stay with us.”