WINGER Lloyd Isgrove has settled into life at Swindon Town and is enjoying working with the club’s squad and staff, according to manager Richie Wellens.

Isgrove, 26, was the subject of heavy praise from Town’s army of travelling fans following Saturday’s convincing 3-1 win at Leyton Orient.

Following his release from Barnsley in the summer, Isgrove was drafted in on trial by Wellens – and first featured in Town’s pre-season friendly at Hungerford Town, where he immediately stood out.

Further pre-season appearances left the Town boss concerned that Isgrove had played too well, and his pending signature at SN1 was under threat from other interested parties.

But, just days before the season started, the former Southampton man put pen-to-paper on a one-year deal – and has made nine appearances since.

The same appearances ratio cannot be boasted by Isgrove at any of his former clubs.

Therefore, Wellens is satisfied the wideman is enjoying his stay in Wiltshire.

He said: “Lloyd has quality. As soon as we knew we had a chance of getting him, we tried to move quickly.

“I was worried after the pre-season friendly against Coventry that another team was going to nick him off me. The biggest thing I give players is that I let them enjoy football.

“Lloyd has had a rough couple of years. He’s been in and out of teams and not been allowed to settle at a club.

“But I think he is settled here. He enjoys working with the group and with the staff.

“If you get players in that enjoy doing what they are doing, then you’re going to get the best out of them.”

All players earned Wellens’ praise last Saturday, but Danny Rose stood out to the Town boss.

After successfully recovering from his summer operation to remove a plate, Rose controlled the midfield at Brisbane Road – his second start of the season – while delivering a series of accurate passes to the waiting Keshi Anderson on the left.

“Everyone performed really well,” said Wellens.

“But, considering he had no pre-season, Danny was outstanding.

“And the position Keshi played suits him. Keshi has a license to go forward, but he also has a defensive position when the ball turns over.

“I was happy with Luke (McCormick), he came for balls at the end when we needed him too.

“He was composed. I’m very pleased with him.”