SWINDON Town head coach Ben Garner says Anthony Grant will come back for another week’s training before the club decides on whether or not to offer the midfielder a contract.

Grant initially left Town at the start of July following the expiration of his old deal but could be presented with the chance to return after featuring in two of the club’s pre-season friendlies.

Fellow trialist Harry McKirdy – formerly of Port Vale and Carlisle United – is another one who will be assessed before potentially being offered a deal at Swindon.

In regard to Grant and McKirdy, Garner said: “Anthony will be coming back next week. He’s played two 45s this week and trained, it’s just a case of building him up to see where he’s at.

“Harry, we’re going to have a longer look at. He did well against Weymouth, he just needs to get his fitness levels up.

“We know what ability he’s got, we know him well historically as a player. We’ve done our due diligence on him in terms of his character, so we just want a little bit of a longer look at him.”

Garner dismissed speculation of a potential return for Paul Caddis though, saying no other ex-Town players’ names had been brought to his attention since arriving on Wednesday.

Another player who appears not to be in Garner’s plans is trialist Bruno Tavares – the Town boss said he has not seen Tavares since arriving and was not aware of the winger’s situation when asked by Adver Sport.

Meanwhile, Garner said he is no closer to finding out about Brett Pitman’s whereabouts nor his likeliness to return to the fold, while the 41-year-old revealed Jonathan Grounds was keen to see his contract terminated and hence the decision was made to “grant his wish” on Friday.

On Pitman, Garner said: “I don’t know (where things stand). We’ve had one conversation, and I know there were some email exchanges prior to us coming in.

"We’re assessing that situation, but at the moment I don’t know the answer to that."

On Grounds' decision to leave Swindon, Garner said: “We just want good players through the door. Long term, we do want to have a young team full of players who can be developed.

"But Jonathan leaving was on his part, that was prior to us arriving. He’d made it very clear that he wanted to leave the club, so we’ve granted him that wish basically."

The last player Town’s head coach discussed following defeat to Weymouth was Akin Odimayo.

The young defender had recently been on trial at Pompey and was expected to sign a deal before being released by Pompey manager Danny Cowley.

Asked about the 21-year-old, Garner admitted he would love to keep Odimayo at Swindon, but the decision is down to the player.

He said: “I’ve had a conversation with Akin where I’ve explained where I see him in a football sense.

“He had a good chat about things he wanted to talk about, and it’s now a case of whether he wants to stay or not. We’d love to have him back, but it’s a decision that he has to make.

"I absolutely see him as a first-team player for us. He did well in League One last season.

"I think he’s got really good potential – we think he’s very coachable. Scott Marshall worked with him at Reading and knows him well.

"We see him as a first-team player that can not only play for us but do well.”