New signing Nnamdi Ofoborh spoke about how Swindon Town title winner Alan Connell helped his career.

The 24-year-old joined Town on Friday and made his first start against Sutton United having not played a professional game for three years due to a difficult spell whilst he was at Rangers.

Ofoborh came through the academy ranks at Bournemouth and spoke about his affection for Town’s top scorer as they won League Two under Paolo Di Canio.

He said: “Alan Connell was my youth team coach and he did a lot for me during my time there, especially that season when I went through a lot in terms of family-wise.

“That is the season when a lot changed for me in terms of where I believed and where the club believed I could go in my football career.

“That is my guy right there.

“He is very calculated in how he coaches, there are a lot of coaches who just come in and shout and use the hairdryer treatment.

“I think that being a player he knows the game a lot better than a lot of other coaches and that gives him an advantage to see where the players are coming from as he sees the game from a different side.

“He is a really good coach and he hasn’t been coaching for too long but there is no limit to where he can take his coaching career after playing for so long.”

Ofoborh also helped to deny Oxford United promotion to the Championship during his time at Wycombe Wanderers, an experience he thoroughly enjoyed.

He said: “Playing for Wycombe was eye-opening because it made me grow up and the style of football was the complete opposite to Bournemouth, so adapting to that and learning to love that other side of the game that is considered ugly was fun to me.

“To do that at 19 and 20 and go all the way to Wembley and getting promoted, I couldn’t have written it any better.

“Wembley is a massive stadium, and the pitch is a lot bigger than it looks on TV, but being together for that month beforehand, the changing room was amazing, I don’t think it was ever a doubt that we would lose.

“[On beating Oxford being popular with Swindon fans] I don’t really know too much about that, but if it is a win for you then it is a win for me.”