DAVID Flitcroft has made his first signing as Swindon Town manager with the free transfer capture of defender Chris Robertson.

The 30-year-old Scotland-born centre-back has put pen to paper on a contract ahead of Town's return to pre-season training next week.

Robertson, who can also operate on the right-hand side of a back-four, was at AFC Wimbledon in League One last season, having previous featured for Torquay United, Preston North End, Port Vale and Ross County.

Robertson told Town’s official website: “I’m delighted to be here.

“It is a great challenge now to get Swindon back into League One, I’m excited about it and I’m raring to go.

“The way the gaffer (Flitcroft) and the assistant (Ben Futcher) were both talking to me attracted me here, they were both eager and raring to go.

“They’ve got a game plan of what they want to do with this football club and I liked their positivity.

“The club went through a bad spell last season so it is about trying to rectify that and hopefully bounce straight back to League One.”

Flitcroft said of the 6ft 3in defender: “When we interviewed Chris and when we looked at his career, he’s a solid character and he wants to move his family down here.

“All the other players we are speaking to are all of a similar ilk and they want to do that, commit to Swindon and they want to commit to our vision that we’ve set out on and off the field, which is very important to me.

“Chris has got great experience that we certainly need and the younger players around him will benefit from that.

“Chris has joined us and I’m delighted he’s come in. He has got the profile of a centre-half that I was looking for.”