GOALKEEPER Lawrence Vigouroux has strongly reaffirmed his commitment to Swindon Town following a summer of unwanted speculation.

After Town’s relegation from League One last season, many assumed that the 23-year-old would be one of the first heading for the exit door at the County Ground, as one of the only players to come out of that campaign with their reputation intact.

However, both chairman Lee Power and manager David Flitcroft spoke during the close season of their determination to keep the much sought-after stopper, a feat they were able to achieve, with the transfer window closing 12 days ago.

Vigouroux, speaking publicly for the first time since last season though had no doubts about where he would be playing this season, and hopes that performances like Saturday’s shutout at Luton Town will show the fans who have questioned him of late.

“I don’t really pay attention too much to that,” replied Vigouroux when asked about the speculation surrounding his personal future over the summer.

“I was happy to stay here. We’ve got a good bunch of lads.

“I had a lot of people questioning me after the last two games about whether I am committed to the club and whether I want to be here but I think I showed (on Saturday) that I want to be here and I want to be part of something special, hopefully, come May next year.

“I’ve said it from day one. I will always love this club because it is the first club that gave me the opportunity to play in the Football League.

“I feel an affinity towards the fans and towards the club because it is something that every kid dreams of doing, playing in the Football League and playing as high as you can.

“I will always be thankful to everyone who brought me here to the club.

“People who question me, I will always try and prove them wrong on the pitch.

“People can have an opinion and, it can be difficult to read sometimes but I have just got to do my talking on the pitch.”

Under new manager Flitcroft, Vigouroux has had to adapt his style but says the work being put in with Dean Thornton on the training pitch is turning him into a more rounded player and he is embracing the challenge.

“It’s completely different,” he added.

“As a professional footballer, you have got to adapt to everything and I am enjoying it.

“As a defensive unit we worked diligently last week and I think it bore fruit on Saturday.

“We’re winning games and we’re in a league where it will be difficult to play but I’m ready and I am committed 100 per cent with the manager and the team and hopefully we can do something well this season.”