SWINDON Town’s Ellis Iandolo says he is learning from the best in Matt Taylor as he continues to mould himself as a left-back.

The 21-year-old arrived at the club as a midfielder, and while he is still comfortable there, he has also featured on the left of defence.

Previous manager David Flitcroft was the first to field Iandolo out there and current boss Phil Brown has played him both a midfield and defensive berth.

Veteran Taylor has nailed down the starting left-back spot, but Iandolo says he is learning from the former West Ham United man everyday.

“This is my second season with Matt (Taylor), and the quality his has is known by everyone,” said Iandolo.

“There’s so much I can learn from him just by watching him and training with him every day.

“He’s been a great help to me, if playing on the left is a position that I’m looking to nail down then there wouldn’t be many other players that I’d want to learn from.”

So far this season, Iandolo has found it difficult to get regular minutes due to a congested midfield at the club.

With Michael Doughty, Steven Alzate, Toumani Diagouraga, Jak McCourt, Michael Smith and James Dunne all in competition with each other and Iandolo for three starting positions.

With only one start so far this season and five appearances from the bench, the 21-year-old admits a lack of game time is frustrating.

However, Iandolo says he is happy to follow orders and says he enjoys playing in defence, as it gives him a different perspective of the game.

“It’s frustrating, I want to play as many minutes as I can,” added Iandolo, who admitted that strength in depth and competition for places is only a good thing.

“But the manager picks the team, and I do everything I can on the training pitch and in the minutes I’m given to impress him.

“I need to keep doing what I’m doing, and hopefully the team will pick itself.

“I enjoy playing on the left, it’s a bit easier – coming from midfield – in that position.

“You get a bit more time on the ball and everything is in front of you so there aren’t as many things to think about.

“It’s nice to play there and see the game differently from that position.

“Competition is massive in any squad, it’s healthy – you don’t want any member of the side becoming complacent.

“The players we’ve got – the midfielders especially – are fighting for the starting positions.

“It’s good, though it’s hard at times. If someone is playing well then there’s nothing you can do about it except for training hard and hoping for the best.

“But we win and lose of a team – it doesn’t matter who’s playing, it about getting the results.”