ROBBIE Fowler would be a good choice as the next manager of Swindon Town, according to 52 per cent of surveyed Adver readers.

With reports emerging that the County Ground club is talking to the Liverpool legend about succeeding John Sheridan at the helm, Adver Sport asked readers to vote on whether they felt that particular appointment would lead to success for the team.

Of the 1112 people who made a selection, 578 voted in favour of Fowler taking up the hot seat, while 323 readers were against the idea.

The remaining 211 people were unsure over whether Fowler would be a good choice as Swindon Town’s next manager.

Among that particular group of people was reader Get that bus out “Butler”, who said: “Just a name really.

“Nothing to say he'd do well or not so a gamble, but ex-players have done quite well in some cases. I’d rather see Richie Wellens back as he has unfinished business with the right backing.”

Smile2Pete was in the group of people who voted in favour of Fowler becoming Town boss. He said: “Let's look at the positives. Robbie was a top striker, he will have top contacts throughout the game, and he is a winner with a great sense of humour (Paul Gascoigne would be an excellent No2). Seriously though, I believe Robbie Fowler should be given the chance.”

Another reader in favour of seeing Fowler as boss was Ed is back. He said: “He's got a winner’s attitude, but does he know how much grunt is required to get out of League Two.

“Steve McMahon had won everything at top level but was just an awful man manager. Anyway, my vote is yes, get bums on seats and go again.”

Appearing to be in the “no” camp was reader legod, who said: “Based on Robbie Fowler's current managerial history – OK it’s in India – but his team have come ninth out of 11 teams and won three in 20 games.

“That's on a par with John Sheridan, but I've got no clue what the league is like in India, I would imagine it's League Two, National League level, or lower. Personally, I'd rather have Wellens back but don't think that will happen.”

Scribblemilk agreed with legod, saying: “Fowler has shown nothing (in other jobs) and been away from UK football which has changed massively in that time. This would be a bad appointment.”