SWINDON Town's pre-season friendly against Swansea City has been cancelled due to "ongoing logistical and operational issues", the League Two club has announced.

Town were due to take on the Championship outfit at the County Ground on Saturday, July 17 in what would have been their third pre-season friendly.

However, there is now likely to be a week between Swindon's second pre-season fixture against Hungerford Town on Tuesday, July 13 and the next game away to Swindon Supermarine on Tuesday, July 20.

Town sent out a brief statement on the club's social media channels and website in which they also apologised for cancelling the game.

The news comes amid an attempted takeover by Australian businessman Clem Morfuni.

After a judge ordered owner Lee Power to offer all remaining 85 shares to the club's minority stakeholder, the process has begun in transferring those shares over to Mr Morfuni's company, Axis.

However, due to the hold up in the deal being completed - as well as Town being placed under a transfer embargo due to several financial indiscretions - Swindon Town have struggled to continue to operate as viable club with players and staff also reportedly not being paid.

Swindon have only played one friendly so far this term after the annual fixture against Marine was postponed two weeks from its original July 6 date.

A youthful Swindon Town side travelled to Melksham Town on Friday, July 9 and played out a 0-0 draw, with the first-half XI being made up of the club's remaining senior players and a couple of trialists. The second-half team then featured predominantly players from Swindon's academy set up.

The club's friendly against Hungerford Town on Tuesday is expected to go ahead as scheduled.