FULL-back Rob Hunt has every intention of spending the second half of his current contract at Swindon Town competing in the third tier of English football.

Hunt put pen to paper on a two-year deal with Town last month following the mutual termination of his contract at Oldham Athletic.

The 24-year-old has since made no secret of his genuine expectation for his new club to earn promotion from League Two in the coming campaign.

And security that naturally comes with a two-year deal appears to have provided Hunt with some early motivation following the club’s pre-season training camp in Spain.

Hunt said: “It’s always good to have that security, and Swindon is a good club to be at.

“We all know what the future plan is for this club, and hopefully that can be achieved this season.

“It’s good to strike a deal early. We can crack on and get ready for the season as early as possible that way.”

On the pitch, the attacking full-back roles that first-team manager Richie Wellens has asked his back four to adopt suits Hunt’s preferred style of play.

While forward movement from Hunt amid Town’s search for goals will without question leave Wellens’ men vulnerable on the wing should possession be lost, the defender insists putting in the hard yards during pre-season will bring players’ fitness levels to the required mark.

“I like to get forward, push up and earn assists. But, first and foremost, keeping clean sheets is key,” said Hunt.

“I consider myself hard working.

“The full back roles are attacking – slightly different to what other managers want.

“But it helps us to dominate possession and draw teams out so we can pick them off.

“You need quick legs and strong reactions to get back into shape if things do go wrong.”

Town continue their pre-season schedule this evening with two fixtures against non-league opponents.

Hungerford Town and Salisbury will each host a Swindon XI, with manager Wellens expected to take charge of the Hungerford game.