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Town defender could extend his stay if Carlisle up their offer
A DECISION on whether or not to extend Troy Archibald-Henville’s loan stay in Carlisle will be made over the weekend, with Swindon Town willing to let the defender remain in Cumbria on the right terms.
The Advertiser understands Carlisle, who are keen to retain the former Exeter man, are currently contributing around one third of Archibald-Henville’s £3,000 per week wage packet but the Robins want their League One rivals to up that figure to at least 50 per cent.
Should that be agreed Archibald-Henville would likely remain at Brunton Park through until Christmas, though Swindon would hold a 24-hour recall clause within the terms of the arrangement.
The centre-back is due to play the final game of his initial loan spell with the Cumbrians against Notts County this weekend.
“We’re still speaking to Carlisle about the terms and we also have to decide whether we bring him back and use him or if he stays there for games,” Town manager Mark Cooper told the Advertiser. “We’re undecided at the minute.
“If we bring him back and the two boys stay fit and he doesn’t play then it’s a wasted time for him. That’s a decision that myself and Troy have to make.”
Meanwhile, Cooper confirmed that he is not actively looking to recruit new faces in the emergency loan window at present, while there are no options currently on the table for fringe players to spend some time elsewhere.
“There are no immediate plans to bring anyone in,” he said.
“Of the younger players (Alex) Ferguson is injured, (Mark) Francis is injured, Kayden Jackson has extended his loan and Connor Waldon is back so we’ll be looking to get him back out.
“We’ve got to get (Miles Storey) the right kind of club and we haven’t had anything for him yet.”
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