LOGISTICAL barriers that prevented Jamie Devitt from signing for Swindon in the summer are unlikely to have changed according to Town boss Richie Wellens, amid rumours linking the 29-year-old with a late switch to SN1.

The attacking midfielder was high on Wellens’ target list this summer, but Devitt’s wish to remain living in the north-west after his Carlisle exit ultimately resulted in him joining League One side Blackpool.

However, less than three weeks after Devitt penned a two-year deal with the Seasiders, the club appointed Simon Grayson as the new first-team manager.

Devitt hasn’t appeared once under Grayson, and that has reportedly attracted the attention of Town boss Wellens as well as Plymouth Argyle manager Ryan Lowe and Bradford City boss Gary Bowyer.

When we asked Wellens about the possibility of Devitt completing a shock move to Wiltshire, the Town boss understandably kept his cards close to his chest.

He said: “I tried for Jamie Devitt, quite early. He was one of the first three or four players I spoke to.

“His desire was not to leave the area, so he signed for Blackpool. I would imagine not much has changed there in terms of him wanting to stay in the north-west.”

Elsewhere, Wellens’ hunt to sign Kyle Bennett from Bristol Rovers appears to have stalled with transfer funds running low.

The Town boss revealed to the Adver last month that he put an offer in for midfielder Bennett, but that offer has seemingly been rejected after the 28-year-old started for Rovers in their two-goal loss against Coventry City at St Andrews on Saturday.

“Kyle Bennett, let’s see where that one goes,” said Wellens.

“There’s not much money in the coffers at this minute.

“If Bristol do or don’t want to keep him, we’ll see how things develop in the next couple of weeks.”