A BUSY week is expected at Swindon Town as the Robins’ transfer machine clicks into gear.

Massimo Luongo and Daniel Devine are expected at training today, while the Advertiser understands Nathan Byrne is due later in the week.

Furthermore, two European players - believed to be from Finland and Portugal and both of whom have age-group international caps under their belts - have arrived in Swindon to be put through their paces by manager Kevin MacDonald.

Several new signings could be made at the County Ground over the coming days, while at least one departure is in the offing.

Brentford are understood to have laid down the offer of a two-year contract to Town’s veteran centre-back Darren Ward, who has a year left on his current deal with Swindon.

It is believed that the defender would have to take a pay cut to make the switch to west London, however last week Brentford manager Uwe Rosler stated his confidence that the Bees would be able to announce a new capture today.

He told the Hounslow Chronicle: “In certain positions towards the end of last season we were very thin, for example at centre-half.

“We need to bring in an experienced defender who can compete with Tony [Craig] and Harlee Dean.

“We need to look in the wide areas as well and also up front.

“We will be in a position to announce a new signing on July 1.”

Should the Robins lose Ward to their League One rivals, MacDonald would be left without a senior centre-back in his first-team squad.

To try to fill the void, Town had offered a deal to Stevenage man Mark Roberts.

However, the Adver has learnt that Roberts has turned down the opportunity to join up with the Robins.