Swindon Town have completed the signing of former Queens Park Rangers defender Grant Hall on a permanent deal.

Hall returns to the club where he got his first run in senior football, having played for Town on loan from Tottenham Hotspur during the 2013/14 season as part of a quartet of Spurs youngsters that came to The County Ground along with Massimo Luongo, Alex Pritchard, and Ryan Mason.

The defender, who started out with Lewes and Brighton and Hove Albion, would go on to make 34 appearances under Mark Cooper as the team finished eighth in League One and lost on penalties against Peterborough in the area final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

The 32-year-old has gone on to have a very successful career in the Championship, making almost 200 appearances in the second tier during spells at Birmingham City, Blackpool, QPR, Middlesbrough, and most recently Rotherham.

The defender left The Millers at the end of last season, playing only eight times as a hip and hamstring injury left him sidelined for much of the campaign, although Steve Evans did bring him back in when he returned to fitness at the end of the season.

Upon completing his move to The County Ground, Hall said: "I'm glad to get it over the line, after leaving Rotherham, I wanted to get something sorted as soon as possible so I could get in for pre-season and set the foundation for the start of the season. 

"I had a conversation with Mark Kennedy before I signed, and he was very keen for me to come. He explained his aspirations for the club and they were really positive for me and that he wants Swindon to get promoted and that aligned with me."

Hall has become Swindon's eighth signing of the summer and the second of the day after Dylan Mitchell joined from Aston Villa earlier today as Jamie Russell and Mark Kennedy continue to build the squad.

The defender adds further experience to the Swindon backline with Ryan Delaney and Will Wright having already come in to bolster the backline, adding to the existing defenders in Harrison Minturn, Sonny Hart, and Pharrell Johnson.

Hall will likely play in the middle of the back three which Mark Kennedy’s side have deployed in both of their opening two friendly matches, with Delaney and Wright both having experience of playing in the outside centre-back roles at previous clubs.