SWINDON Town have secured the services of young Manchester United goalkeeper Matej Kovar on a season-long loan.

The 20-year-old Czech put pen to paper yesterday and leaves Old Trafford in a bid to gain first-team experience.

He fills the void left by the exit of Steven Benda, who returned to Swansea City at the end of the season after helping Town win the Sky Bet League Two title.

Kovar said: "First of all, I'd like to say thank you to everyone for the nice welcome, even on the training ground. Everyone has been brilliant with me since I came."

"It was the right time to come here and get some experience in men's football. I'm really happy the club came to me and gave me this opportunity."

"The gaffer Spoke to me in a pre-season game at Manchester United's training game and he's a really positive guy, said he wants to play football and that's what I'm really looking for."

The Czech Republic youth international joined United from FC Slovacko in the 2018 summer transfer window, the same one as Alexis Sanchez, and made his Under-23s debut at Old Trafford in a draw with Everton.

And after training with the first team during the 2019/20 season, he was an unused substitute during United's 2-1 away defeat to FC Astana in the Europa Leauge group stage.

He will make his professional debut with Swindon in League One.