SWINDON Town boss David Flitcroft has confirmed that he is closing in on the loan signing of experienced defender Chris Hussey from Sheffield United, although the move has yet to be finalised.

Town are close to tying up a season-long deal for the 28-year-old left-back, who would again link up with Flitcroft, having played under the Swindon boss during a two-year spell at Bury, in which he played 79 games for the club.

Hussey, who has one year left on his deal at Bramall Lane, has been placed on the transfer list by the South Yorkshire club, who were promoted back to the Championship last season for a small fee, having found game time hard to come by.

He has made only 11 appearances in all competitions since his move from Gigg Lane last summer, having started the campaign as the Blades first-choice left-back.

Speaking to the media this lunchtime, Flitcroft confirmed that Town were keen to pursue a deal for Hussey, but that his capture had yet to be finalised.

"We are working on that," said Flitcroft.

"He is a phenomenal player, a player I have worked with successfully before. His quality from the left side is second to none, with the amount of assists he gets.

"If you get that balance right down the left-hand side with defending and attacking, he is someone I would love to work with.

"As of yet, nothing has been finalised but it is something myself and the club are working behind the scenes on."

Flitcroft also confirmed Town had mooted a move for Doncaster Rovers midfielder Harry Middleton but that has now abated following the arrival of Amine Linganzi from Portsmouth last week.

“There was an interested. He was a midfielder we looked at but I think getting Amine probably paved the way to us not doing something with Harry,” said Flitcroft.

“Harry is a top midfield player, was very successful with Doncaster last season and was one we were tracking.”