Peterborough United director of football Barry Fry has played down reports that the club are looking at Swindon Town attacking midfielder Scott Twine this summer.
The Sun (April 18, page 67) reported yesterday that the 21-year-old is on the radar of Darren Ferguson’s promotion-chasing side, just weeks after Queens Park Rangers, Barnsley, Burnley and others were linked (per The Sun).
Twine has had a breakout season in the EFL, spending the first half of it out on loan at League Two side Newport County, where he scored six goals and notched seven assists in 19 league outings.
His long range strikes and creativity prompted a recall in January by struggling Swindon, and Twine has slotted into their midfield seamlessly, scoring five times in 21 matches but those goals haven’t helped to get the Robins away from relegation danger.
With Twine’s contract expiring at the end of the season, there’s bound to be a big battle for the player’s signature, but as of right now it doesn’t look like Peterborough are involved.
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Fry was quizzed on the possibility of Twine making the move to Posh this summer and he flat-out denied the speculation.
“We haven’t had a meeting about next season yet. That will take place when we know what division we are playing in and we know what the budget will be. Twine’s name hasn’t been mentioned to me,” said Fry on the 21-year-old talent, per Peterborough Today.
Maybe Fry is just playing his cards close to his chest, but it would be a surprise if he did that considering he’s normally so outspoken.
Realistically though, if Peterborough fail to get promoted again then they won’t be in a position to snap up Twine as several Championship clubs are already thought to be chasing him, so it’s smart to not commit to any interest right now.
It could be revisited though in a few months, and if Posh are in the second tier by then, don’t be surprised if Fry gives a different comment on the matter.