PAUL Benson will become Paolo Di Canio's first signing of the New Year with Town striker Leon Clarke heading to Charlton in a swap deal.

Swindon tried to bring in the experienced forward on loan deadline day but were unable to send through the required documents to the Football League in time.

However, Benson will now complete his move to the Robins on Monday and could be in the side that faces AFC Wimbledon.

“He spent a few days with us and the fact that he wants to join us again means that he is the target," Di Canio told the Advertiser.

“We are in a good position with the situation."