(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.
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.