PARTICK Thistle boss Alan Archibald is the latest name to be linked with the Swindon Town job, with sources in Scotland claiming he is in contention for the County Ground role.

The 39-year-old has guided the Jags into the top six and guaranteed their highest league position in 36 years in the Scottish Premiership, earning the former Dundee United and Thistle defender a nomination for the PFA 2017 Scotland Manager of the Year award alongside Celtic's Brendan Rodgers, Jim Duffy, of Greenock Morton, and Aberdeen's Derek McInnes.

According to reports in Scotland, Archibald is on a shortlist of candidates for the Town vacancy, following the departure of Luke Williams from the head coach's post late last week, although Partick say they have yet to receive an approach.

Another Scot, Mansfield's manager Steve Evans, has also been linked with a switch to Wiltshire, with the Adver understanding Town's interest in the 54-year-old is concrete, despite the Stags' insistence that Evans remains at the centre of their future plans.

Archibald was courted by League One side Shrewsbury in October of last year, but the longest serving manager in Scotland's top flight decided to stay put with the Glasgow club.

The five-times capped Scotland U21 international began his playing career with Thistle, going on to make 423 appearances for the club in two spells, while also playing for Dundee United between 2003 and 2007.

He became Thistle boss in 2013, winning the First Division title that year.