SWINDON Town's longest-serving player has extended his stay at the County Ground.

Ellis Iandolo has signed a two-year deal with the club and became the second player in 24 hours to put pen to paper as Richie Wellens' squad for next season takes shape.

The left-back arrived at Town in 2015 and enjoyed his most successful campaign to date in 2019/20 as the club clinched promotion back to Sky Bet League One.

He told the club website: “Obviously, I’m delighted to sign and get everything done. I can’t wait to see what the season brings.

It’s been five years at the club now – I’ve seen a lot of ups and down but the club is 100 per cent moving in the right direction.

“There are some big clubs in League One, now – like Sunderland – that are going to be tough but that should excite any player playing for this club.

“Last year, was a massive season for us.

"The team were outstanding – the manager and staff brought a style of play that I think the fans loved watching. It was so attacking – I don’t think there’s any player that wouldn’t want to play in that sort of team.

“A big part in my decision to come here was the fans – it’s such a good atmosphere to play in. I’ve seen them when things are tough, and just how good they really can be when things are going well. The last year, especially, they’ve been phenomenal.”

Iandolo, 22, earned his professional breakthrough with Town when he impressed against the under-18s in the colours of Maidstone’s Soccer Elite FA Scholar side.

He made his professional debut in the EFL Trophy against Newport in September of that year and his first goal arrived against Luton Town in the same competition.

Iandolo had been a reliable performer under Mark Cooper, Martin Ling, Luke Williams, David Flitcroft and Phil Brown before Wellens' arrival. He has been deployed most often on the left side of defence in his 82 appearances with the club.

His impressive 2019/20 season was cut short in January after he suffered ligament damage against Port Vale. He made 17 appearances and produced a contender for assist of the season in a 1-0 win at Cambridge back in September, slaloming his way through the U’s back five to set up Jerry Yates.

On Monday afternoon, Town snapped up Diallang Jaiyesimi on a three-year deal after his release by Norwich City.