RARMANI Edmonds-Green believes pressure makes him a better player and is looking forward to being a key fixture in Swindon Town’s defensive line as the hunt for promotion hots up.

Edmonds-Green was a part of the Town team that kept its first clean sheet since Boxing Day on Saturday as Richie Wellens’ men shut out Port Vale in a 3-0 victory on home turf.

The result leaves Town top by two points and seven points above fourth-place Crewe Alexandra who have a game in hand.

Edmonds-Green arrived at promotion-chasing Town from another club in the hunt for a spot in a higher league.

The 21-year-old spent the first half of this season at National League Bromley – a club trying to reach League Two rather than escape out of it.

The young defender therefore has some experience of playing in high-pressure situations and says he loves the big moments as they bring out the best in him.

Edmonds-Green said: “I want to play at the highest level I can. I love the big moments and the big occasions.

“The way I look at it is, even if there is pressure, as long as I’m enjoying the game that’s all the matters.

“But I think pressure helps me – when I’m under pressure, I feel like I play better.

“Pressure can be a good thing, and for me as a personality, I like feeling pressure on my shoulders.”

The 21-year-old performed admirably alongside the experienced Mathieu Baudry in Saturday’s win against Vale and revealed he is keen to learn as much as he can from the Frenchman during his time at the club.

Edmonds-Green said he was always keen to come to Swindon once he was made aware of the interest and is backing himself to help the club maintain their promotion push over the next couple of weeks.

He said: “Seeing where the club was in the league made it an attractive place to come

“I knew there were a few injuries to centre backs, so I knew I’d have to come in and step up because if I wasn’t up to standard then people wouldn’t rate me.

“Also, the pressure of me coming in when we’re top of the table to keep the run going when we’re trying to win the league or get promoted, that’s what brought me here.

“Seeing loanees come here, do well and then play higher made it an attractive place to come too.

“And Richie is an unbelievable coach too.”