SWINDON Town have completed their seventh signing of the summer after snapping up Chris Hussey on a season-long loan from reigning League One champions Sheffield United, subject to EFL and FA approval.

Left-back Hussey trained with his new team-mates for the first time this morning and will be available to feature against in tomorrow’s pre-season friendly against Swindon Supermarine.

The 28-year-old is well known to new Town manager David Flitcroft, having played under him during a two-year spell at Bury, in which he played 79 games for the club.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Hussey said: “I’m delighted to be here and it is a big club - I’ve heard a lot of great stuff about it.

“I’ve worked with the gaffer before at Bury and the vision that he shared for the club was one that matched mine.

“Working with the gaffer again was a big attraction for me. He knows how to get out of this league having been promoted with Bury and he knows his stuff at this level.

“The gaffer knows how to get the best out of his players, he’s a good coach and I played my best football under him.

“He knows what he wants and he’s honest and that’s all you ask for as a player.

“I’m looking to get promoted this season and I’m sure everyone else is as well.”

Hussey, who has one year left on his deal at Bramall Lane, has been placed on the transfer list by the South Yorkshire club, who were promoted back to the Championship last season for a small fee, having found game time hard to come by.

He has made only 11 appearances in all competitions since his move from Gigg Lane last summer, having started the campaign as the Blades first-choice left-back.

According to reports, Swindon have pipped the League One trio of Portsmouth, Plymouth and Blackpool to his signature.

Hussey added: “My qualities are getting forward, putting crosses into the box, corners, free-kicks and I want to bring goals and assists to the team.

“Clean sheets are obviously the most important thing but the full-back role has now changed and my best attribute is getting forward and getting crosses in.

“That’s what I want to bring and I’m sure I will this season.

“I always set myself goals and I set up 17 goals from left-back when I was with Bury in League One, so hopefully I can get near that again.”