STRIKER Adam Rooney is itching to make his Swindon debut after having to watch Town’s 4-1 defeat at Preston from the bench.

The Irishman arrived at the County Ground on loan on Friday from Championship side Birmingham City, and was an unused substitute at Deepdale as the Robins crashed to their first defeat of the season.

But Rooney is delighted to have made the move to the County Ground, and the deadline day signing is hoping to make his first appearance as soon as possible.

“I am really pleased to be at Swindon because it is a great club, and it was great to be in the squad so soon even though the result was not what we wanted,” he said.

“We need to bounce back and I am sure we will because there is a lot of quality at the club.

“For me I want to be playing games, and that is why I am here, and I want to enjoy my football in an attacking team.

“My aim is to get into the team as soon as I can, because I want to play games and that is why I made the move here.

“I don’t think the side really showed what they are capable of because I have seen them play a lot better than that this season, and I am sure we will bounce back quickly.”

Moving in the other direction to the Midlands on deadline day was former Swindon skipper Paul Caddis, and Rooney believes the Scot will thrive at St Andrew’s following a man of the match display on his debut against Peterborough on Saturday.

“It is a great club and I enjoyed my time there, and everyone at the club is great,” he said.

“I was sad to leave, but I needed to play games and this was a great move for me.

“I am sure he (Caddis) will do really well there because there is a great set of lads and some top quality players and I wish them all the best, but I am a Swindon player now and I can’t wait to get going.”