NEWPORT County AFC boss Michael Flynn is set for crunch talks with Swindon Town about the future of Scott Twine - but has plans in place if he loses the loan star.

The Exiles signed the attacking midfielder on a season-long loan in September but the Robins have the option to recall the 21-year-old in January.

There is a serious chance of that because of the huge impact that Twine has made in Newport, combined with Swindon’s struggles in League One.

He has made 24 appearances and scored seven times, with his incredible long-range strikes against Cambridge, Colchester and Oldham sure to be goal of the season contenders.

Swindon assistant Tommy Wright suggested that Twine will be returning to the County Ground but Flynn hasn’t given up hope of convincing former Exiles boss John Sheridan to help out his old team.

South Wales Argus:

“Scott has made an impact and I am due to speak to Swindon either on Wednesday or Thursday,” Flynn said to Radio Wales.

“I have got a good relationship with John Sheridan and I am sure if they are going to call him back then he will give me as much notice as they can.

“There is nothing that we can do about it if that happens apart from planning for both scenarios.

"The players we are trying to bring in will hopefully cover us in that position if we do lose Scott, but I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed.”

Twine’s fellow loanee Jamie Devitt can also play in the 10 role with the Irishman currently set to be with County until January.

Flynn said last week that he was already on the brink of bringing in two new recruits and he will hope that Swindon see the value in their prospect continuing to grow in League Two.

South Wales Argus:

“It was important for his development to be playing regular football and he's gone out and done very well,” said Robins assistant Wright.

"Probably, he needs to come back and I know he's a big Swindon fan who loves being here and loves playing here so it'll be nice to have him back. He's one of my favourites."

"If he comes back, obviously we're at a higher level so he has to prove his worth.

"He's definitely got the technical ability and he's got a goal in him as well, so we just have to see, John has to decide about other transfers coming as well so there's a good chance Scott will come back.

"Tactically he's quite good, he finds space and his shooting ability is probably his best asset.

"He's very determined to score goals and he practises thoroughly all the time."