ADAM May believes Swindon Town are the ideal club for him to start to make his mark in the EFL after agreeing a season-long loan switch on Tuesday.

Midfielder May joins Richie Wellens’ side from League One club Portsmouth, having come through the ranks at Fratton Park as a teenager.

Despite making his debut as a 17-year-old back at the end of the 2014-15 season, May has made only 30 first-team appearances for Pompey over the following four seasons and just have of those have been in the league.

May has featured more prominently in loan spells at National League clubs Sutton United and Aldershot Town – playing a dozen games for the latter last season.

Having turned 21 late last year, May feels the time is right for him to have a crack at a full season of Football League action – and is sure Swindon is the perfect place for him to do that.

Speaking to Town’s official website, May said: “I have been at Portsmouth all of my career so far and was lucky enough to come through the academy.

“I have had my breaks in and out (of the team) but I haven’t quite had that consistent break there, so I felt it was time to maybe have a loan somewhere for a season.

“Swindon were the club that came in for me and I am grateful for that, so hopefully I can show what I can do here.

“I have done Sutton and Aldershot and they worked out really well for me. That was the best option for me at the time to gain some experience.

“I think the step now for me, if I wasn’t playing at Portsmouth, was to look for a League loan and this is definitely the right club for me.

“I am looking now to step up into the League and take what I have learned from those clubs. I am looking forward to getting started at Swindon and hopefully developing my career.”

Although chances of regular first-team action have been hard to come by at Portsmouth, May says working with quality players at Fratton Park throughout his career has no doubt aided his development.

The next step is to get match minutes on a regular basis, and he hopes Town can see the benefit of his game going to the next level.

“We have had some very good players at Portsmouth and I have learned a lot there, definitely,” said May.

“I played a few league games and cup games but I want to be playing week in, week out, and I am only going to get better by playing week in, week out. Hopefully I can do that here.”