Richie Wellens has described Swindon’s capture of Adam May as a ‘no-brainer’ as the midfielder arrives on a season-long loan deal.
The 21-year-old struggled to force himself into the first team picture at Fratton Park and has now confirmed a season-long stay at the County Ground as Wellens looks to return Swindon to the third-tier.
The midfielder has previously enjoyed loan spells with Aldershot, Gosport and Sutton United, but will get his first taste of the Football League with the Robins.
Despite wanting to do permanent deals this summer, Wellens expressed his delight at bagging may for the season on the club’s official website.
“He’s a very good footballer – really clever. He’s got a terrific range of passing – short or long – he’s very accurate,” he said.
“He gives us a different dimension. I didn’t think last year we had too many that could play those expensive passes so when we overload in a certain area of the pitch to then play into midfield to play, quickly to the opposite side with precision and pace on the pass, stretching the opposition. I think Adam will help with that.
“Even though I wanted to do permanents, this was a no-brainer.”
May have played 15 times in the Football League for Pompey, 13 of those coming in the 2017/18 season as they finished just outside the play-off race. As they kicked on this season, he got left behind and made just four Football League Trophy appearances, as well as a solitary FA Cup outing.
This could be a good move all round. May looked to be progressing well and his exposure last season seemed to confirm that, but he’s going to struggle for appearances if Pompey are to challenge at the top once more.
That’s Swindon’s gain and a run in the first team will be beneficial to both. Pompey will see their player develop, May will keep his own progress going and hopefully, Wellens can push his Robins up the table.