LEON Clarke looks to have played his last game for Swindon with the club set to move the striker on when the loan transfer window opens next week.

The former QPR frontman was involved in a post-match spat with Town boss Paolo Di Canio following the Robins' 3-1 defeat to Southampton in the Carling Cup on Tuesday night.

Clarke appeared to be frustrated by the prospect of returning to training first thing yesterday morning, and pushed Di Canio away when the Italian attempted to encourage the 26-year-old to head down the tunnel.

Clarke did not train yesterday and will not train with the rest of the Town squad for the next seven days, when it is expected he will be sent out on loan.

"I have not spoken to Leon but I spoke with Paolo and the player's agent and it was agreed by everyone that a loan would be the best move," interim chairman Jeremy Wray told the Advertiser.

It is expected that Di Canio will dip into the loan market next week, with a striker and a defender top of his wanted list.

Town missed out on Arsenal starlet Daniel Boateng after the Premier League club decided to hold onto him for the time being.

A loan deal was agreed last week but that move was delayed on Friday, with Arsenal wanting Boateng to play in a reserve fixture at the weekend.

Town remained hopeful of completing the move this week, but Arsenal informed the Robins that they would not be sending the 19-year-old out on loan.