DIALLANG Jaiyesimi says his relationship with boss Richie Wellens was behind his decision to sign a three-year deal with Swindon Town

The 22-year-old attacking midfielder was one of the stars of Town’s League Two title-winning campaign but found himself out of contract after being released by parent club Norwich City.

Jaiyesimi told the club website: “I’m buzzing to finally get it done. I feel this is the best option for me in the next steps of my career.

“Last season was my best in terms of what I achieved and how I was playing – it was a good experience for me and winning the league made that even better.

“There were a few teams that were interested but I trust the gaffer. He told me his plans and I’ve been there with him already and I know what he’s like, so I think he’s the best gaffer to work under for me and my development.”

Jaiyesimi netted five times and produced one assist in 21 loan appearances last season.

He joined Norwich from Aspire Academy in 2016 and gained League Two experience with Grimsby Town and Yeovil Town before becoming a hit at the County Ground last term.

He made his debut on the opening day of the 2019/20 campaign, coming off the bench in a 2-0 win over Scunthorpe, before a freak training injury ruled him out until October.

His return to fitness coincided with Town’s best form as Wellens’ side went nine games without defeat. His first goal for the club was the decisive moment as Town beat Walsall 2-1.

On New Year’s Day a fantastic turn and finish from 25 yards out levelled the scores away to Plymouth Argyle before Town eventually ran out 2-1 winners.