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Swindon Town have bolstered their squad with the signing of Australian striker Royce Brownlie.

The 26-year-old has joined on a free transfer after leaving A-League outfit Queensland Roar.

Brownlie has previously tried his luck in England with Sheffield Wednesday and Portsmouth, but has now secured a one-year deal with Dennis Wise's Robins.

Swindon will be hoping to bounce back to League One at the first attempt and their new signing has said he is aiming to help fire a promotion charge.

"I wanted to give things a go in English football and I'm delighted to have signed the deal here," Brownlie told the club's official website.

"My wife has supported me all the way and we have two little kids now so it's been a big change for us.

"I have to aim for goals and hopefully help Swindon get promoted."

Swindon have also completed the signing of goalkeeper Phil Smith on a one-year deal.

The 26-year-old former Crawley and Margate custodian impressed during a pre-season trip to Ibiza and is now looking to push Peter Brezovan hard for the number one jersey.

"I'm delighted to have everything signed and I'm looking forward to the season ahead with Swindon now," said Smith.

"There is a great atmosphere around the place and promotion is the aim.

"I'll be doing my best to challenge to challenge Peter and get into the side."