SWINDON Town are keen to make forward Keshi Anderson’s loan deal at the Energy Check County Ground a permanent one.

The 22-year-old’s loan stint from Premier League club Crystal Palace expires after Saturday’s League Two clash at home to Forest Green Rovers and manager David Flitcroft says signing Anderson on a full-time basis is a top priority during the January transfer window.

In his pre-match press conference on Thursday, Flitcroft revealed the club are also pursuing Oldham Athletic midfielder Ollie Banks, with the Town boss expecting at least one deal to be concluded before Rovers arrive at SN1 tomorrow.

Anderson is currently on his fourth loan move away from Palace since joining the club in February 2015 and has scored four goals in 24 appearances for Town in all competitions this season.

“We want to make it a permanent and I think Crystal Palace do,” said Flitcroft.

“Keshi has been out on loan before and it has worked in some instances and it has not in others. He has played every game he has been available for and his performances have been good.

“I want to make it permanent because I genuinely see a potential asset to the football club when I get him scoring regular goals and when he gets regular assists.

“What I love about Keshi is that he is not one dimensional, he can go on the right and he is comfortable on the left.

“He has had a lot of near-misses, he arrives in the box and his timing is good and if I am being dead honest, if he has potentially scored them goals and got himself on eight, nine or 10 goals, we possibly wouldn’t have had the opportunity to get him.

“I have got to make sure that in the second part of the season, we are improving on his stats and improving on his assist and goal ratio. That is the potential we are hoping to invest in.”

Meanwhile, any move for Banks is likely to be a loan basis as the 25-year-old hunts more regular game time in the Football League.

Banks was played just nine times for Oldham this season and recently spent six weeks on loan at Tranmere in the National League.

“There has been an interest in Ollie,” added Flitcroft.

“You look at Ollie’s record and his promotion at Chesterfield with Paul Cook (in 2014). Then last season under John Sheridan when it was difficult for Oldham, he played in some massive games.

“He couldn’t go on loan to a league club this season because it was outside of the window so he had to go down a non-league route. The best team in that league are potentially Tranmere and he went to Tranmere and he has been sensational for them.

“We played Oldham in pre-season behind closed doors and he was probably the best player for Oldham. We had a chat then, so he is someone we have been tracking for quite a while.”