STRIKER Ben House only learnt about his chance to join Swindon Town on loan yesterday morning when he was called into a meeting by his Under 23s manager at Reading, Scott Marshall.

House, 19, has linked up at the Energy Check County Ground until the end of the season and can start in the club’s League Two trip to Macclesfield tomorrow.

The teenager described himself as a physical player that likes to take advantage of the positive runs made by players on the wing – a trait Swindon have lacked this season, and has ultimately left them in the bottom half of the League Two table at the start of the new year.

Speaking this morning, House said: “I was in training ready for a normal day (yesterday) and the opportunity came up. It’s a no brainer for me.

“It’s something that I needed, and the right time for me to get out and experience some men’s football.

“My under 23s manager called me into a meeting and told me that Swindon Town wanted me. We talked about the benefits.

“Half way through the conversation he told me that Swindon wanted me for Saturday, so it was a quick turnaround and I had to make the decision quickly.

“I’m quite physical and like to put myself about while making some good runs in behind.

“Hopefully I can link up with midfielders and wingers. I get into good areas in the box, hopefully I can score a few goals and help the team.”

Swindon have struggled for goals in recent weeks, posting just one goal in their last four games.

House is aware of fans’ unrest regarding the club’s lack of goalscoring in recent weeks, but he hopes to prove that his capture will be no risk to the club – adding that his strong Premier League Two form has stood him in good stead for his first spell as a regular first-team player.

He added: “Hopefully I can prove to the fans that I’m worth the risk.

“I’ve scored 11 goals this season for the U23s, and I’ve seen people on Twitter questioning if’ I’m ready.

“Personally, I think it’s time for me to push on and experience men’s football.

“I’m going to give everything I can while I’m here – and I’m looking forward to the challenge.”