SWINDON Town are now on the hunt for a goalkeeping coach after Dean Thornton announced that he has left the Energy Check County Ground.

Thornton arrived at the club in the summer of 2016 whilst Luke Williams was head coach at the club.

The former Queens Park Rangers man was the only member of the coaching staff to remain at the club as David Flitcroft took charge alongside Ben Futcher.

However Thornton - who worked with keepers including Lawrence Vigouroux, Will Henry, Stuart Moore and Reice Charles-Cook at the club - announced on social media that he would be leaving the club to take up a role as national goalkeeper coach for Taiwan.

Leaving a message for Swindon fans, Thornton thanked them, current manager Phil Brown and others for their support.

“Just wanted to say thank you to Swindon Town, it’s been a pleasure working with some fantastic players and staff,” he said.

“I would like to thank the three managers I have had in Luke Williams, David Flitcroft and Phil Brown, I have learned something from each one.

“A massive thank you to Matthew Taylor for all the advice you have offered me in the time we have worked together, it really means a lot.

“I would like to thank the fans for the warm welcome I received when I joined the club and your continued support throughout.

“I wish the club all the best for the season and hopefully they can get back to League One and beyond.”

A Town statement said: "We would like to thank Dean for his efforts during his time with us and we would like to wish him and his family the best of luck for the future.''