BILLY Bodin is determined to fight for his place at Swindon Town with the Wales Under-21 international available for selection again for tomorrow’s trip to Rotherham.

The forward returned to the County Ground last week after his successful loan spell at Town’s League Two rivals Torquay came to an end.

Bodin was cup-tied for both the Robins’ FA Cup win against Wigan and Tuesday night’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy fixture at Barnet, but he has now returned to the first team reckoning ahead of the trip to South Yorkshire.

And Bodin, who feels he has come back to Wiltshire a much more mature player than the one who left, is determined to fight his way back into Town manager Paolo Di Canio’s plans.

The 19-year-old told the Advertiser: “I spoke to the manager recently and he told that we will see how things go and that it is a fresh start, and if I impress then I will be in the team or thereabouts.

“I feel I gained a lot of experience at Torquay, because playing every week helps you get stronger and fitter.

“My main aim now is to fight for my place at Swindon. I just want to be getting games and I want to do that at Swindon.”

Torquay boss Martin Ling will be watching Bodin’s progress closely, with the former Town midfielder desperate to bring the youngster back to Plainmoor.

And Bodin admitted that should things not be working out as planned at Swindon, he would be happy to head back out on loan and get more games under his belt.

“There is no timeframe as such for when a decision will be made on my future, but obviously if I am doing well then it will be quicker,” he added.

“At the moment it is for the next few weeks, we are still in January and if it doesn’t work out then I could probably go somewhere else, but I would prefer to stay at Swindon.

“If I am not playing then I would be okay with going out on loan anywhere just to get some games. I’ve played about 20 so far and I’d like to get to 40, so if it is not with Swindon then I’d look to go on loan elsewhere or back to Torquay.”

Bodin impressed on the either wing while at Torquay and with Swindon’s bid for Luke Rooney having stalled recently, he could prove to be the wide player Di Canio is looking for.

“I have been playing right or left wing at Torquay but as long as I am playing then I don’t really mind where I play,” he added.

“I think I did well when I went to Torquay and I think I can handle this level of football pretty well.

“This season has gone well on a personal level but with Swindon winning and being as high as they are it makes it even better.”