Evans signs for Swindon
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The young custodian has been on the lookout for a new club since being released by Premiership giants Chelsea at last season's end.
Evans initially rejected a move to The Robins and attracted some strong interest from Bolton Wanderers, Stockport County and Southend United.
In the end, however, the promising keeper opted to sign a two-year deal with the County Ground club, hoping his performances for Swindon in pre-season can earn him the number one jersey.
"Hopefully I can prove what I can do during the pre-season games and convince the manager that I should start the season as number one," Evans told the club's official website.
"I know there are no guarantees and I'm neither arrogant or ignorant enough to think I'm just going to walk straight into the team.
"I hope people can see that I do have potential and have something to offer this club.
"I want to be successful and I want Swindon Town to be successful."
Robins boss Andy King was delighted with his new signing, hoping Evans can bring some much-needed competition in the custodial department.
"It was a massive opportunity for this football club," said King.
"I didn't feel (last season's number one) Bart Griemink was put under enough pressure last season. I think this lad will probably provide that.
"It is another compliment to this football club that we have attracted a young goalkeeper with international experience."