SWINDON Town striker Harry McKirdy is reportedly a transfer target for a Scottish Premiership side this summer, according to reports.

Journalist Alan Nixon has stated Hibernian are interested in bringing Town's top scorer to Easter Road months after McKirdy signed a new deal with Swindon.

The 25-year-old is tied down until the summer of 2023 as things stand, therefore the Edinburgh outfit would have to pay a healthy fee to lure the striker over the border.

According to Nixon, Hibs have marked McKirdy down as a key transfer target and are said to be perfectly open to paying the Wiltshire outfit for his services.

McKirdy's past 12 months has been something of a rollercoaster following his release from Port Vale after only one season.

The 25-year-old was briefly a free agent before being picked up by Town during the transition of club ownership last July.

Playing in pre-season friendlies at Swindon Supermarine and Weymouth, McKirdy was swiftly signed up as a first-team player under Ben Garner.

The charismatic forward has gone on to score 18 goals and create nine others in 38 appearances (all competitions) prior to a calf injury ruling him out for several weeks recently.

Garner suggested McKirdy could return in some capacity this weekend against either Harrogate Town or Leyton Orient.

Should he not play across the Easter weekend, the away tie against Hartlepool United on Saturday, April 23 would be the next opportunity for McKirdy's return.

Town have struggled to score goals without their top marksman in the team - a 0-0 draw away at Rochdale preceded a 1-0 defeat to Newport County on Saturday.

The two results have seen Swindon drop to 11th - four points off the League Two play-off places and 10 points away from the top three with six games still to play.