VERSATILE defender Canice Carroll insists he will fully commit to Swindon Town’s promotion ambition after being confirmed as Richie Wellens’ second January transfer signing this morning.

Carroll links up at the Energy Check County Ground following his move from Oxford United to Championship club Brentford in the summer for an undisclosed fee.

The teenager is yet to appear for Brentford this season, but did enjoy a run of 17 appearances for Oxford last season – scoring once in the club’s defeat to Bradford City.

Describing himself as a no-nonsense defender that likes to get stuck in, Carroll hopes to win over Town’s faithful by getting under the skin of opposition players and causing a bit of havoc.

He added: “I can’t wait to get going, I think it’s a right move for me to join at this time and get some senior games under my belt.

“I’ve learnt a lot at Brentford in the first four or five months, now I’m looking to learn again until the end of the season.

“I love a tackle and getting stuck in – causing a bit of havoc.

“I like getting under players’ skin – that’s one of the strong points of my game.

“I like to think I read the game well and see stuff before it happens. I will try and put myself in strong positions, whether that’s as a defender or a holding midfielder.”

Carroll will be likely to link up with Luke Woolfenden in defence as Richie Wellens and Noel Hunt continue to negotiate with Millwall regarding Sid Nelson, whose loan deal at SN1 ran out on January 1.

The 19-year-old joked being born in Oxford did make his move to Swindon feel slightly odd, but confirmed he’s arrived with the intention of helping the club reach the end-of-season play-offs and to earn promotion.

“I’ve got a job to do here,” said Carroll.

“I’ve got a lot of pressure on my shoulders, and I’m good at dealing with pressure – I like to deal with pressure and want to get stuck in at Macclesfield.

“I heard about the possibility of moving here a few days ago – before the new year.

“Being an Oxford lad, it was weird to hear, but they wanted to take me on loan.

“They want me here, so it was a no brainer for me.

“I’m here to do a job and try to get us into the play-offs – that’s my main focus.”