PARTICK Thistle manager Alan Archibald has dismissed reports linking him with the managerial vacancy at Swindon Town as "speculation''.

Reports in Scotland yesterday indicated the 39-year-old Jags boss was under consideration on a shortlist for the County Ground hotseat, with Town chairman Lee Power reportedly ready to have his new man in place by the end of next week.

Archibald though has brushed aside the rumours, insisting there had been no contact regarding the role, the occupant of which is set to receive full control of budget and transfer activity, according to Power. 

"We've not heard a thing. That's all it is - speculation,'' said the Thistle boss, who guided his side to a sixth-placed finish in the Scottish Premiership, earning him a PFA Scotland Manager of the Year nomination.

"Regardless, I'm in a good place here and there's a good structure at the club with our highest finish in a long time (top six).

"There's nothing to report; the club put out a statement saying something similar.

"We just move on and get on with work as normal. I would need to wait and see if there's an approach made.

"There's not been, as far as I'm aware. I'm not going to talk about it unless there's something to speak about."

Archibald, who is the longest-serving manager in Scotland's top flight, turned down an approach from League One Shrewsbury last October.