NEWPORT County AFC will lose Scott Twine for their push for promotion after Swindon Town decided to recall the on-loan midfielder.

The 21-year-old has been a huge hit since heading to Rodney Parade in the summer.

Twine has made 24 appearances and scored seven times, three of them goal of the season contenders, to help the Exiles to set the pace in League Two.

Twine signed on a season-long loan but the Robins, who are struggling in League One, have opted to use their recall option.

The attacking midfielder will return to Swindon for next Saturday’s trip to Ipswich. It remains unclear whether he will allowed a last hurrah in amber against Southend tomorrow.

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Former Newport boss John Sheridan said to the Swindon Advertiser: "He's done well, and he's scored one or two goals. He's a bit different to what we've got, and he's another body.

"He went to Newport on loan, and full credit to them and (manager) Mike Flynn, they got something out of him, and he's playing on a regular basis.

"He's going to come back here now and compete for a place in the side. I wouldn't bring him back for him to think he's going straight back in the side.

"He's Swindon's player, but he's coming back to compete and fight for a place in the side."

Exiles boss Michael Flynn was braced for bad news and is set to add to his squad next week.