SWINDON Town are set to sign Bristol Rovers defender Tom Broadbent on a permanent deal lasting until 2021, say reports.

Broadbent is expected to be Richie Wellens' fifth signing of the January transfer window following the additions of Ben House, Canice Carroll, Ali Koiki and Danny Rose.

The 6'3" defender has had his appearance count limited this season through injury - playing only a handful of games for the first team under manager Graham Coughlan, who has used the 26-year-old as a back-up option to main men Tom Lockyer and Tony Craig.

BBC Wiltshire is reporting that the deal has been completed for an undisclosed fee. 

It is currently unclear of Broadbent is likely to play any part in tomorrow's trip to Tranmere.

More as we get it.