Tom Broadbent Transfer 21.01.18 Credit- Swindon Town FC

Swindon Town Sign Royal Artillery Lance Bombardier

Tom Broadbent has joined the Robins from Bristol Rovers, after a six-year career with the British Army.

Tom Broadbent Transfer 21.01.18 Credit- Swindon Town FC

(Picture courtesy: Swindon Town Football Club).

Former Royal Artillery soldier Tom Broadbent has signed for League Two Swindon Town.

Tom Broadbent served as a Lance Bombardier in the Army after signing up when he was 19-years-old.

After playing regularly during a six-year career in the military, the defender began his football career in non-league before signing for professional outfit Bristol Rovers in July 2017.

During a year at Rovers, the centre-back made 36 appearances and now the 26-year-old has made the move to the County Ground as a permanent signing.

Tom Broadbent Debut 21.01.18 Credit- Swindon Town FC
Broadbent made his debut for Swindon on Saturday in a 2-1 away win at Tranmere Rovers (Picture: Swindon Town Football Club.)

Speaking to Swindon Town’s website, the player discussed his happiness at the move.

He said: "“I’m happy to be honest – I just can’t wait to get playing. It’s a lovely ground and a big club and it should be in a higher league.

"We’re not far off the play-offs so hopefully we can have a good second half of the season and challenge.

"I play every game the same whatever crowd there is so I just get my head down and play.

"I just love playing football – I played a lot of non-league and a lot in the army as well but it’s nice to be out there at a good level."

After his winning debut against Tranmere, Broadbent took to Twitter to reveal his joy with the result.