Swindon Town boss Danny Wilson has targeted George Wood as the club’s new goalkeeping coach, according to local media reports.

Fifty-six-year-old Wood is currently on the books at Hartlepool United, but Wilson is planning to raid his former club - and Town’s League One rivals - for the ex-Scotland international.

Wilson is restructuring his backroom staff, with David Byrne becoming head of player development and Peter Shirtliff believed to be arriving imminently as assistant manager.

There are gaps in the set-up left by the departures of first team coach Ady Williams and goalkeeping coach John Granville last month, however, the Advertiser understands that if Wood decides to make the switch to the County Ground, he will only be employed on a part-time basis, to fall in line with the club’s recent budget cuts.

Wood had a distinguished playing career, making more than 750 appearances for a host of clubs including Arsenal, Everton, Crystal Palace and Blackpool.

He was part of Scotland’s 1982 World Cup squad and, following retirement, took up coaching roles at Cardiff City and Hartlepool.

Swindon are currently without a specialist goalkeeping coach after Granville was sacked from the position at the end of last season.

The Tobago-born stopper came under criticism following a number of costly errors made by keepers Peter Brezovan and Phil Smith under his stewardship and Wilson, who inherited Granville as part of his backroom team when he arrived at Christmas, made the decision to dispense of his services.

Meanwhile, Town target Matty Robson has held talks with Carlisle United about a switch to Cumbria.

Wilson revealed earlier this month that he had been in contact with the out-of-contract Hartlepool United man, who can play as a left winger or left-back.

Robson however, is believed to favour staying in the north, and the 24-year-old could be unveiled by Carlisle next week.