SWINDON Town manager David Flitcroft will look to utilise the loan market as he aims to develop the club’s younger players.

Teenage striker Scott Twine joined Southern League West side Salisbury on an initial one-month deal yesterday and further loan moves could follow.

Midfielder Jesse Starkey also left Swindon yesterday, although on a permanent rather than temporary basis after the club agreed to mutually terminate his contract.

With a hard recruitment drive resulting in 16 new faces coming through the doors at the County Ground over the summer, the club’s youthful contingent may struggle to find minutes in the current set-up.

The arrival of Reice Charles-Cook last week has pushed teenage goalkeeper Will Henry further down the pecking order, and Flitcroft believes the youngster will learn more from playing in competitive action.

“I’ve discussed it with Will, at length, the plan and certain things I want him to work on,” said Flitcroft.

“He’s only young, we will find the right club and make sure Will goes out and gets games because he is not going to develop waiting in the wings.

“We have to find that opportunity. We have a real plan for Will on how to develop him, he’s a real professional.

“He does his work during the week and it can be hard where you don’t have that Saturday to put that work into a performance.

“We think there will be a club who can take him, and give him what he needs in terms of his development.”

Twine will link up with Steve Claridge’s Salisbury for training tonight and is expected to travel with the squad for the away game against Shortwood United on Saturday.

The 18-year-old signed professional terms with Swindon earlier this year after graduating from the Robins’ academy, having scored 30 goals for the U18s last season.

He made his first-team debut as a substitute against Charlton Athletic on the final day of last season and also played against Salisbury for Town in pre-season.

Starkey, meanwhile, only joined Town on transfer deadline day in January but made just one first-team appearance for the club in that 3-0 defeat to the Addicks.

The midfielder had been under contract at the County Ground until the end of the current season after signing from Brighton and Hove Albion for an undisclosed fee.

Earlier this summer, Flitcroft said the 22-year-old was free to look for a new club, with the club yesterday terminating his contract to allow him to find first-team football elsewhere.