SWINDON Town are reportedly facing competition from Port Vale for the signature of Portsmouth defender, Denver Hume.

According to The News in Portsmouth, the left-back is said to be looking for alternative options away from Fratton Park with a year remaining on his Pompey deal.

Originally from Ashington in Northumberland, Hume had played 84 times for Sunderland during the early part of his career before signing a two-and-a-half-year deal at Fratton Park in January 2022 following a £200,000 move.

On the south coast, the attacking full-back featured just 29 times across two seasons as a result of several niggling back and calf injuries.

And with Portsmouth manager John Mousinho giving Hume the cold shoulder since taking over, the 25-year-old has been forced to look elsewhere for regular football.

Swindon were already said to be interested in Hume late on in the window, only for League One Vale to join the party on deadline day.

According to The News, the ball is in Hume's court in terms of where he heads next and on what kind of deal. The defender's future is expected to be decided one way or the other by 11pm on Friday.

Swindon already have Tariq Uwakwe in the left wing-back slot, with Brooklyn Genesini and Burnley loanee Benn Ward also having featured there in competitive matches so far this term.

But despite signing nine new players already since taking over, Flynn is still keen to add to his squad following a strong start to the campaign.

In Friday's pre-Doncaster Rovers press conference, Town's manager said: "We’ve got one or two plates spinning, but that’s it at the minute.

“I won’t just be signing players for the sake of it. We’ve asked about a few, and they’re either not available or they’ve gone elsewhere.

“I am still after players, there’s just not much to say at this point. I’m still trying with one or two."