SWINDON Town have signed midfielder Danny Rose until the end of this season following his departure from Portsmouth.

The former Oxford United player has put to pen to paper on an initial six-month deal at the Enery Check County Ground, with the club having an option of a further year.

The 30-year-old made 64 appearances for Portsmouth after joining in the summer of 2016 and helped them win the League Two title that season.

However, he was allowed to leave Fratton Park today, with Town boss Richie Wellens immediately swooping to secure his services.

Rose becomes Wellens’ fourth signing of the January transfer window and follows the arrivals of Ben House, Ali Koiki and Canice Carrol, who have all joined on loan until the end of the season.

Rose has plenty of experience in League Two as alongside a title triumph with Portsmouth, he was also a member of Northampton Town’s championship-winning squad in the 2015-16 season.

He is likely to make his debut for Town during Saturday’s trip to Tranmere Rovers.

Rose told Town’s official website: “I’m excited to join – after speaking to the gaffer, I’m really excited about joining the project and trying to get this club back into League One.

“It’s a great place to play football and I’m familiar with the community and the passion of the fans, so I know how good it could get.

“I spoke to Nathan Thompson, who I’m good friends with, and he had nothing but good things to say about the club. That cemented the decision to come here.”

Town assistant manager Noel Hunt expressed his happiness at capturing the player.

He said: “He’s someone I know well – a fantastic pro with a great attitude on and off the field.

“The biggest thing for us is that he’s a winner and has a winning mentality. He’s won this league twice and we still think the best is yet to come with him.

“With his ability on the ball and work-rate, he’s a perfect fit for us going forward.”