Luton Town are said to have made a bid for Swindon’s Scott Twine, with reliable football journalist Alan Nixon tweeting that the offer was not accepted by the Robins on this occasion.
The youngster had previously impressed on loan at Newport County in League Two this season but since being recalled by his parent club has been the subject of intense speculation surrounding his long-term future at the County Ground, with his current contract set to expire in the summer.
With Luton having seemingly made the first move in the race to sign the 21-year-old, we felt now was a good time for us to assess where we feel the exciting playmaker would in under Nathan Jones at Kenilworth Road.
At present the Hatters are operating with their tried and trusted 4-1-4-1 system which utilises three central midfield players, with one sitting in a deeper-lying role in front of the back four.
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Given Twine’s impressive attacking and creative output for Newport this term, it would be fair to assume that Jones would be looking to utilise the player in one of the more advanced midfield roles in his side, which are currently occupied by the likes of Luke Berry and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall.
Since returning to Swindon, the midfielder has also played as an out and out number ten due to his quality at shooting from distance, as shown by his stunning goal against Ipswich Town earlier this month.
This versatility would stand the his potential new club in good stead as they have been known on occasion to operate in a 4-2-3-1 with a number ten occupying the half spaces in behind James Collins.
With his seemingly unlimited shooting range and creative nous sure to add an extra edge for the Hatters if they did indeed seal a deal for the breakthrough star, this transfer could well make all the difference for the Championship club in the second half of the campaign if they did get it over the line.