NEWPORT County AFC have made an offer to sign Scott Twine after the attacking midfielder was recalled from his loan by Swindon Town.

The Argus understands that County have put in an offer to the Robins to bring the 21-year-old back to Rodney Parade on a permanent deal.

He was a huge hit after arriving from Swindon on a season-long loan, so much so that his exploits led to the League One strugglers exercising their recall option.

Twine has helped County mount a push for promotion from League Two and now the club want to see if they can bring him back to Rodney Parade to help finish the job.

He is out of contract this summer and is believed to be on the radar of clubs in the Championship.

Nonetheless, the Exiles have put themselves forward as an option, while also pressing on with other transfer targets.

It is now up to the Robins to decide whether to keep the prospect for their battle against the drop or cash in.

South Wales Argus: INFLUENTIAL: Scott Twine was a huge hit for County on loan from SwindonINFLUENTIAL: Scott Twine was a huge hit for County on loan from Swindon

In 24 appearances Twine scored seven times – including goal of the season contenders against Cambridge, Colchester and Oldham – and provided seven assists.

Comfortable in a midfield three or behind the striker, he provided a creative spark along with influential playmaker Josh Sheehan.

“Scott was excellent, a breath of fresh air,” said Flynn at the weekend. “He is a great lad and a very good player.

“I am glad we have been part of his development because I do think that he will go on to play at a higher level.”

Swindon manager John Sheridan, who was briefly in charge of County in 2015/16, said that Twine would have to fight for a spot in his side.

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"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,” said Sheridan on New Year’s Day.

"He went to Newport on loan, and full credit to them and 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."

County lost their League Two top spot on Saturday when their game against Southend was postponed because of a frozen pitch but they have a three-point lead over fourth-placed Cheltenham with a game in hand.

Flynn is set to bolster his squad in the coming days before the Exiles turn their attention to Sunday night's FA Cup tie against Brighton and Hove Albion.