DEFENDER Rollin Menayese says there is more to come from him after being thrown into his Swindon Town debut as a substitute.

The 20-year-old, who arrived at the Energy Check County Ground on deadline day, was brought into the action within the first 30 minutes against Lincoln City.

Following Matt Preston’s dismissal, the Bristol Rovers man was thrown onto the pitch alongside Ben Purkiss and skipper Olly Lancashire.

After starting his career with Cardiff City, the youngster dipped out of the Football League and ended up at Weston Super Mare, before being plucked by Darrell Clarke’s Rovers.

While he said Saturday’s competitive fixture was a great experience for him, he admits it wasn’t quite what he anticipated.

The 20-year-old also felt disappointed with the result at the final whistle, but after reflecting on the point, thinks it was a good result given the circumstances of the match.

“To be fair I didn’t expect it to be quite like this, it was good experience and a good test,” said Menayese.

“If you would have offered me a 2-2 draw when we were 1-0 down with 10 men, we would have taken it.

“However, to go so long and defend so well and then concede was a bit disappointing, but I guess it is a point gained rather than one point lost.

“I thought we controlled the game. We knew what they were about. That was their style of play and I was disappointed to concede quite late on.”

The former Cardiff City man is now in line to play in Tuesday night’s visit to Accrington Stanley, as the suspended Preston will now be unavailable for selection.

With that in mind, the 20-year-old said he was pleased with his first outing but believes there is plenty more to expect from him on the pitch.

“Personally, I think there is more to come from me, I think it was a hard game to get into so there is more to improve on,” said the defender.

“It’s always hard to get into the game as a substitute, but you have to stay professional you have always got to be ready with a good warm-up, you never know when you are going to be called upon.

“The centre-backs here are great and everyone is fighting for the shirt so it is a good place for me to be.”