KAIYNE Woolery is hoping an increase in game time at new club Swindon Town will help him make a name for himself.

The 22-year-old still had two years left on his deal with Wigan Athletic but, having only made one appearance for the Latics, he knew he needed to look away from the DW Stadium for more minutes.

Woolery was sold on the project that is being built by David Flitcroft to turn down other opportunities to sign at the County Ground and now wants to set about getting people talking about him.

"I wasn't going to get the minutes this season at Wigan so I would rather come somewhere and have a better chance to play," said Woolery, who will wear the number 22 shirt for Town.

"Especially for a team that is going for promotion.

"You'd rather go to a team at the top, fighting for promotion, than go anywhere else.

"Hopefully, we can do it this season.

"What I liked about my meeting with the manager is how much he wanted me.

"That was a big selling point for me and it is nice to be wanted, especially by the manager.

"He was just telling me his plans and I really bought into it.

"I feel like I need to play. I need to get my name about and I need to score goals.

"That first goal will be a big pressure off my shoulders but hopefully I can get a fair few while I'm here."

Woolery was able to get a decent run of games under his belt at Forest Green Rovers last term, making 13 appearances for the National League side.

One of those came in the National League play-off final, in which he netted twice and caught the eye of many of the neutrals watching on and he hopes to replicate that promotion feeling during his time in Wiltshire.

"It was good to go there and get some games," he added.

"It was a good club where they played football and the style of football suited me there.

"It basically brought the best day of my career so far by going there, so I can't complain about that.

"I can't describe that feeling.

"It was the best feeling I have had in my football career so far.

"I think I was quite fortunate in that game. I scored two goals but it was a team game and without the team, I wouldn't have got those goals.

"When I scored the first goal, I couldn't believe it. I think you could tell from my celebration, I didn't know what to do."

However, Woolery knows he will have a fight on his hand to ensure he is the number one striker this season, with the likes of Harry Smith and Paul Mullin added already this summer but is relishing the battle up top for Town.

"It's good to have that competition for places," he explained.

"It's healthy for everyone to not feel safe.

"You've got to work hard in training on and off the field just to make sure you keep your place for the Saturday."