ON-LOAN midfielder Canice Carroll suggested he is unlikely to return to Swindon Town in the summer and wants to try and break into the Brentford first-team upon his return to Griffin Park.

The 20-year-old has played 16 times since joining Town in January, creating one goal and scoring in the 3-0 home demolition of Colchester United in March.

He has won a large percentage of Town fans over with his energetic displays and willingness to put his body on the line for the team, if not always bringing success.

The five yellow cards Carroll has picked up in his 16 appearances back up his likeness to a clumsy puppy on the pitch.

But the 20-year-old insists he has enjoyed his time at Swindon and is aiming to finish with a win against Notts County to help out friends, who play for Macclesfield Town, avoid relegation from the football league.

Carroll said: “I’ve loved being here – it’s been brilliant.

“I’ve got to know all the boys and got close to a few of them, but it’s been good for me to get 20-odd more games and I want us to finish the season on a high now.

“My temperament has improved a bit more since I arrived.

“I’ve learned when to use my frustration in a positive way – that’s the main thing.”

Carroll admitted he has held conversations with manager Richie Wellens regarding his future and told the 39-year-old that he is dedicated to trying to make it at Brentford for the time being.

The industrious midfielder did not rule out an eventual return to the County Ground one day though and paid tribute to Wellens’ style of play.

Carroll said: “We’ve had a conversation about it (staying next year) – the gaffer asked me what my plans are for next year and I’ve said I’m still contracted to Brentford.

“I’m going to go back in pre-season and see what happens there (at Brentford).

“I’m not saying I wouldn’t come back, because I’ve loved it here, and the gaffer wants to play a style of football that is very attractive to me.

“But, I’ve got to go back to Brentford in the summer, start pre-season and see where I go from there.”