SCOTT Twine has thanked Newport County AFC for an “incredible four months” after being recalled from his loan by Swindon Town.

The Exiles hope that the 21-year-old’s time in amber hasn’t come to an end – they have made a bid to sign the attacking midfielder on a permanent deal.

However, if the Robins do opt to sell rather than keep Twine for their battle against League One relegation then they won’t be short of suitors.

His form for County – seven goals, three of them wonder strikes, and seven assists in 24 appearances – put him on the radar of clubs higher up the pyramid.

Twine’s spell at Rodney Parade could be a brief one but the promising prospect says it was a memorable one.

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"As I'm sure most of you are aware, I've been recalled from my loan at Newport County," Twine posted on Twitter.

"I just want to thank Newport and the gaffer for giving me the opportunity to play for them this season. It's been an incredible four months and I enjoyed every minute of it.

"Thank you to all the players and staff at the club for making me feel welcome from day one.

"To the fans of Newport County, I'm gutted you couldn't watch us play at Rodney Parade but I hope you enjoyed what you watched from home and thank you for all of the support you have given me since I joined.

"I'll be looking out for Newport County for the rest of my life. Whatever the future may hold for me I'll be wishing the team all the best in the FA Cup this weekend and hopefully achieving the promotion that we all want."

Twine would have been a key figure in the Exiles’ cup clash with Premier League Brighton on Sunday but will instead be in the mix for Swindon’s league trip to Ipswich on Saturday.

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One man who will have a weekend off is Brandon Cooper, who is cup tied for Swansea City’s fixture at Stevenage.

Like Twine, the 21-year-old seems destined to star at a higher level and could get a chance in the Championship with the Swans after being recalled because of injuries at the Liberty Stadium.

“Just want to say thank you to everybody at Newport County for everything! My time with the club has been great and I can’t wait to see the lads finish what we started,” he posted on social media.