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SWINDON TOWN: Archibald-Henville set for surgery
TROY Archibald-Henville is set to undergo knee surgery in Italy, the Advertiser understands.
The defender, signed for £200,000 from Exeter in the summer, has featured eight times for Swindon Town this season but was not part of the matchday squad for the New Year’s Day clash with Portsmouth at the County Ground.
It is believed that the 24-year-old will receive treatment at the Villa Stuart facility on the outskirts of Rome, where Robins players are seen for free after manager Paolo Di Canio donated his image rights to the clinic for promotional purposes.
Meanwhile, the Adver has learnt that Aden Flint is being targeted by two high-flying League Two clubs.
Swindon’s imposing centre-back has not been used by Di Canio since the 1-1 draw with Doncaster on December 8 and it is understood that Port Vale, are lining up an approach for the 23-year-old’s services.
Bradford are also believed to be interested in luring Flint away from Wiltshire, but Town are expected to rebuff any advances.
Paul Benson is also understood to be wanted by both Vale and the Bantams, and he is reported to have turned down a contract over from the Valley Parade club in recent days.
Meanwhile, Town are continuing in their efforts to extend the loan spells of Danny Hollands, Chris Martin and John Bostock. The trio are all due to play their final game for the club today, when Carlisle visit the County Ground.
Martin is keen to stay in Wiltshire, and no offers have been received for the Norwich forward from elsewhere, while Charlton manager Chris Powell has said he wants Hollands’ situation sorted by Monday.
It is believed that Oliver Risser could be interesting a club in South Africa. The midfielder’s brother Wilko has recently joined Cape Town outfit Chippa United.
The Advertiser has been told that recent reports linking Forest Green Rovers striker James Norwood with Swindon are wide of the mark.
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