SWINDON Town striker Scott Twine could head out on loan to another lower league club instead of Salisbury, according to manager David Flitcroft.

The Whites, of the Southern League West, announced they had signed 18-year-old Twine on loan on Tuesday, although no confirmation was released from the County Ground.

Speaking to the media today, Town boss Flitcroft revealed that deal was far from guaranteed as the paperwork had not been completed.

Another unnamed suitor has since come forward with an interest in signing Twine on a temporary basis too and Flitcroft says that deal could well be done instead, with the aim to have it finalised before the weekend.

“Salisbury have announced it but the paperwork has not been done and it’s actually drawn another club out that is probably a better fit for Scott. We are talking to that potential suitor to get Scott out,” said Flitcroft.

“I am (hopeful it will be organised for the weekend). We will try to get the paperwork done and you do run into slight complications.

“I was as surprised as anyone to see Salisbury’s Tweet that he had signed for them without any paperwork being done.

“Another club came in for him who are higher up the food chain. It’s a great opportunity for Scott and he is up for it, he is absolutely desperate to play games.”

Should a loan move be finalised, it will rule Twine out of Town’s clash away at Luton Town in League Two on Saturday, with John Goddard and Kyle Knoyle also still unavailable due to injury.

However, club captain Olly Lancashire is free to be involved, having left at half-time of the home defeat to Barnet last weekend to attend the birth of his daughter.

Full-back Knoyle has yet to play for Town after picking up a knee problem shortly after his arrival at the club this summer but Flitcroft expects him to be back in full training early next week.

However, progress on Goddard’s ankle complaint is still slow going, with the midfielder having picked up the knock on the opening day of the season at Carlisle United.

“Kyle has come out of the gym now and both in the morning and afternoon, he has been out on the grass. Hopefully we will get him back into a rhythm either on Monday or Wednesday next week,” said Flitcroft.

“With John, we have had a little bit of improvement and he has been on a machine running without gravity so he has been able to keep his fitness high.

“We thought we would be able to get him out on the grass this week but we haven’t been able to. It’s just taking a lot longer than we ever anticipated and I think it’s just where the injury is, every time he plants his foot down, there is a problem with it.

“Olly went home for the right reasons to support his family and the new-born is now settled.

“He has been back training this week with us. He is nice and settled and you can see there is a touch more clarity to him because you are in that apprehension state.

“Anyone that’s been a parent probably understands what I am talking about. As long as you’re children are safe and well, you can get settled and feel safe.

“Now he is back, we have had a good training week with him.”