Staying at Swindon was a ‘no-brainer’ says Anthony Grant after signing a new deal.

The 33-year-old midfielder signed a new one-year contract with the club yesterday and he insists he was never going to be anywhere else next season.

Speaking exclusively to the Adver, he said: “I was always intending to stay but I had to sort a few things back home.

“There’s no rush to everything.

“Everyone assumed just because the contract’s there I was going to sign straight away but not everybody does that.

“I spoke to the gaffer and me and him get on well.

“When I spoke to him, he said on the radio that I promised I would sign. So I don’t know why all the fans thought I was going.

“I’ve always been honest with him. It’s taken its time but now it’s done.”

Some of the main reasons behind Grant extending his stay at the County Ground was down to the management team, the playing squad and the fan base.

He added: “It was always a no-brainer.

“There were other clubs interested but I’ll be honest, I didn’t entertain them.

“Everyone thought I was going to Blackpool. People were messaging me, but like I said, I’m a man of my word and I told Richie I was signing here and in the end it got done.

“All the fans can be happy, they can stop messaging me on Instagram and Twitter now.”

And when it comes to next season, Grant is making sure he doesn’t get complacent.

“I want to try and carry on my form into next season and help all the other boys in the squad,” he said.

“There are young boys who have signed new contracts and will need help blending in and there are players that look up to me so I need to set an example and play to the best of my ability.”

“Anything’s possible in football. You can never aim too high.”