ADAPTABILITY and a glowing report from Bromley convinced Swindon Town manager Richie Wellens that Rarmani Edmonds-Green was a young player to take a chance on after bringing the 20-year-old to the County Ground this week.

Edmonds-Green became Town’s third permanent January signing on Tuesday following contract agreements with Paul Caddis and Anthony Grant earlier in the month.

The Huddersfield Town youngster may not have the experience of a Grant or a Caddis, but Wellens said Edmonds-Green’s spell at National League Bromley in the first half of the season made him a far more attractive prospect that an under-23 player experiencing new surroundings for the first time.

Able to play right and left back, as well as central midfield, Edmonds-Green was likened to Wellens’ utility man from last season, Canice Carroll.

Describing why Wellens opted to bring in the Terriers’ rising star, Wellens said: “I like that he’s already been out on loan at Bromley.

“Everyone that I’ve spoken to there said he’d played in every position and he was their best player.

“And I know he’s young, but he’s not 17 or 18 with no experience. He’s got that little bit more experience because he’s had his loan and he’s played a handful of games for Huddersfield.

“We’ve only got one player in each position at the back who’s fit. If any of them go down, Edmonds-Green can play anywhere along the back line and he can play centre midfield.

“He’s four players in one, so that was another reason why I wanted to bring him in.”

Having played 12 games across spells at Huddersfield and Bromley this term – including five for Danny Cowley’s men – comparisons are already being made by those who have seen Edmonds-Green in action.

Wellens himself likened the 20-year-old to a young Mathieu Baudry and admitted he is looking forward to seeing how the young defender handles himself against Newport on Saturday.

Wellens said: “Rarmani is a good athlete, a modern day defender.

“He’s the kind of defender that I like and very similar to a young Mathieu Baudry.

“When the ball goes into the striker, he’s aggressive. When the ball goes out wide, he follows the attacker out and he’s very aggressive in trying to win the ball.

“He’s quick and good on the ball which was obviously a big pull for us.

“He’s played a few games for Huddersfield’s first team too and came through them great.”

“He’s highly rated there and hopefully we can send him back at the end of the season ready to make the next step up and play in the championship every week.