SWINDON Town loan-signing, Matej Kovar has been recalled by Manchester United - cutting short his season-long loan at the County Ground.

The United U23 stopper has endured a tough time in Wiltshire since his arrival, conceding 41 goals in 20 appearances while keeping just a solitary clean sheet during that time.

The 20-year-old was experiencing his first loan spell away from Manchester this season, and although Kovar initially arrived with high hopes and assurances of being a top goalkeeper one day, too many costly performances and a lack of confidence in his ability from Town's management ultimately saw his time in Swindon end prematurely.

AFC Bournemouth goalkeeper, Mark Travers is expected to sign in the next 24 hours as a replacement for the Czech international.

In a statement on Kovar's Instagram account, the 20-year-old said: "My time came earlier than I thought it would, and personally I think this is the best way for both sides.

"I know I didn't show the quality i'm capable of but i'll take it as a big lesson from which i'll learn.

"Now it's time for me to put my head down and work hard to make sure i'll be ready for the next challenge.

"Thank you very much Swindon and best of luck for the rest of the season."