Newport boss Michael Flynn believes bigger clubs are interested in signing Swindon midfielder Scott Twine. 

Speaking to Adver sister paper the South Wales Argus, Flynn said Newport's bid to sign their former-loanee was dead because 'bigger clubs' were sniffing around. 

When asked if he was hopeful the 21-year-old attacking midfielder would return, Flynn replied: "No. There are a few bigger clubs interested than us."

Twine made a big impression for the League Two side during his loan spell before he was recalled by Town boss John Sheridan earlier this week.

The Welsh club did make a permanent offer for the midfielder after his season-long loan was cut short.

Twine's Town contract runs out at the end of the 2020-21 season anyway, so Swindon will now have to decide whether to offer their young prodigy a new deal at the County Ground or cash in while they still can.

In 24 appearances for Newport, Twine scored seven times – including goal of the season contenders against Cambridge United, Colchester United and Oldham Athletic – while providing seven assists.