SWINDON Town midfielder Tom Smith has joined National League South side Bath City on a one-month loan deal.

Smith, who has made 10 senior appearances for the County Ground club, will link up with new Romans boss Jerry Gill at Twerton Park.

The 19 year old becomes the latest Town youngster to head out to pastures new for experience, with striker Scott Twine and midfielder Tommy Ouldridge already at National League South outfit Chippenham Town.

Goalkeeper Will Henry also gained recent experience at lower-league level when he spent a month on loan at Southern League Premier side Dunstable Town before returning to Town, for whom he sat on the bench at last weekend's 2-1 defeat at Cheltenham Town.

Meanwhile Jake Evans is at fellow Southern League Premier side Farnborough and James Brophy is at National League Leyton Orient.

Town manager David Flitcroft said: “I think Tom has probably been the most affected by us not having the U23s games.

“I spoke to the manager at Bath and he wants to work with Tom and it’s a loan that will give Tom that game time that he really needs.”

Smith was handed his first pro contract in 2014, going on to make his first-team debut at Preston North End in the 2014-15 campaign and scored his first goal for Town against Crewe Alexandra in September 2015. 

He featured in pre-season for David Flitcroft's Town but has been unable to get any game time since the start of the League Two campaign.

Also deployed as a left-back at times, Smith last season spent time on loan with Evans at Waterford, the League of Ireland side owned by Town chairman Lee Power.