JAKE Reeves said that he had little hesitation in signing for Swindon Town once he knew of their interest.
The midfielder penned a three-month deal with the club following his release from Championship newcomers Brentford last week.
While the 21-year-old has yet to make his debut for Swindon - he was an unused substitute in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Coventry City - he said that he was impressed with what he saw.
“I thought that the boys passed the ball well. I like the style that the gaffer is trying to implement, it suits us,” said Reeves.
“It has been a mad couple of days. It has come around very quickly for me. It was a no-brainer when I heard that Swindon was available and asked me to come down.
“I like the style of play. The squad is quite young, it is fresh and I think that the club is going forward.”
Fitting into the Town dressing room for Reeves was made a little easier given the fact that he was at Tottenham Hotspur as a youngster alongside Nathan Byrne and Jack Barthram.
But Reeves also got a glowing report about the club from former Town loanee Alex Pritchard, who is currently at Griffin Park.
“I know Nathan and Jack, but I didn’t speak to them before I came here,” he said.
“I had a little chat with Alex back at Brentford. We are quite good mates and once I spoke to Pritch, I thought that it was quite obvious that I should be coming here.
“It helps for the first day, knowing a couple of the lads.”
Reeves believes that his style of football will be well-suited to Swindon and he is pleased that he has come to a club that is calm and relaxed.
“I knew that the style of play was to pass the ball, literally just pass the ball – there is no going long, it is all relaxed. Everyone is calm and cool. It is a relaxed club to be at.
“That is how I prefer to be. I like to be all relaxed. It helps to come to a club where even the manager is quite relaxed.”
Although Brentford won promotion to the Championship from League One last year, the midfielder says he doesn’t feel that he has taken a step backwards in joining Swindon in the third tier of English football.
And he is relishing the challenge of fitting in to a new system.
“This is good club, it is a good league. I didn’t play in the Championship, so it is not a drop for myself,” he said.
“(The squad) is quite close-knit. Everyone gets on well, there are no cliques that I have managed to see yet, so it is quite nice to come to a club like that.
“It is a little bit frustrating (not having a game for a fortnight) but it gives me a bit of time to bed into the squad and to train hard, make some friends here.”