Robins boss Danny Wilson admits he has been in talks to bring Matty Robson to the County Ground, insisting the wide man’s pace would be a huge asset to his side.

Local media reports had speculated that Swindon’s manager had been in contact with the former Hartlepool left-sided player, who he managed while in charge at Victoria Park.

Wilson endorsed our story, revealing he has spoken to the 24-year-old, and believes Robson could make a big impact in Wiltshire. “I’ve enquired about him and an agent phoned me about him, but I haven’t taken it any further at the moment,” admitted the manager.

“He’s got very good assets that we haven’t got here. What he’s got is a massive amount of pace, and in some areas that is more than we’ve got here.

“I don’t think there’s many people as quick as him at this football club – maybe only Lloyd Macklin.

“But it’s not just about that in football. There’s got to be other departments and areas where he excels in, and we’ve got some very good players here in that respect.

“If we feel he can bolster the squad and help us in certain areas and give us something we haven’t got, then we would have to consider it.”

Robson, who can play at full-back or midfield, turned down a new deal at Hartlepool and is now a free agent, but Wilson admits he may bide his time if he is to make the player his third summer signing.

“Matty is a good little player, who fell away a bit towards the end of last season for whatever reason,” said Town’s manager.

“When I was up there and he was playing in the side he started to come on to a very good game and I thought he would kick on.

“Unfortunately he’s gone the opposite and been released, but he’s one of numerous players available at this time and we just have to see what’s around.

“If we jump in too early with one thing then we may regret it if someone else comes along.”