KESHI Anderson’s levels of application both in training and in the public eye have delighted Swindon Town manager Richie Wellens.

A fortnight ago, Wellens revealed the Luton-born forward – whose Town contract expires at the end of this season – had been transfer listed.

It followed a number of off-field incidents that resulted in Anderson missing out on Town’s pre-season tour to La Manga last month.

An unpaid fine mixed with breaking squad rules appeared to have jeopardised the former Northampton man's future at SN1.

But after delivering a standout performance in Town’s two-goal opening day win at Scunthorpe last weekend, Anderson appears to have rescued a spot in Wellens’ starting XI – and he is expected to play against Carlisle this afternoon.

Without question, Anderson’s behaviour will remain firmly under the Town boss’ microscope. But his high levels of fitness and ability when played in the right position could be too good for Wellens to lose.

He said: “I was really happy with Keshi (Anderson) on Tuesday against Chelsea.

“It was a tough one because I didn’t have a centre forward to play, and I didn’t want to play Jerry Yates.

“Keshi is a fit lad, a naturally fit lad. He missed out a bit in pre-season and probably needed a game a bit more.

“I don’t think centre forward is his natural position, but he tried and ran about. It got to 60 minutes and I was thinking about looking after him for Carlisle.

“In the last seven to 10 days, he has applied himself really well and I want that to continue.”

An online Adver Sport poll that went live last Tuesday and asked supporters if they would like to see Wellens keep or sell Anderson in the summer transfer window attracted 1,266 voters.

More than half (59 per cent) wanted Wellens to offload Anderson amid off-field issues regarding Anderson’s behaviour.

We ran the same poll on Wednesday morning following Anderson’s performances against Scunthorpe and Chelsea U21s.

This time, votes revealed 64 per cent of Town fans now want the 24-year-old to remain in Wellens’ squad.

Town resume their League Two campaign this afternoon when Carlisle United visit SN1 (3pm).