DION Donohue is in line to earn a full-time contract at Swindon Town after impressing manager Richie Wellens appropriately in his five appearances for the club.

The Anglesey talent joined Town on a month-by-month deal on October 12 following the termination of his contract at League Two rivals Mansfield Town after he was arrested on suspicion of assault.

The 26-year-old left-back is one of two free agent signings made by Wellens following the closure of the summer transfer window – central defender Gabriel Zakuani being the other.

Both signings were made in the wake of Dion Conroy’s knee injury in addition to knocks picked up by Zeki Fryers and Mathieu Baudry.

Loanee Dan Ballard’s return to Arsenal added to Wellens’ defensive crisis, which has been managed well as Town have conceded 13 goals in their 11 League Two fixtures since the start of September.

Donohue could now be added permanently to Wellens’ squad ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup first-round trip to Cheltenham Town.

“Dion Donohue has done great,” said Wellens.

“It’s been tough for him in the first few games. We threw him in against Plymouth and he was very good on debut.

“He’s got stronger from then. We’ll try and do something.”

Two of the Town boss’ six loan players have been cup tied by their parent club this weekend.

However, Wellens declined to reveal which players aren’t eligible to play against Michael Duff’s Cheltenham when asked.

One player that could be unavailable is top goalscorer Eoin Doyle, who on Tuesday was named as one of four players in the running to scoop League Two’s Player of the Year award for October.

The Irishman, who signed on a season-long loan deal from fellow fourth tier side Bradford City in August, has scored 14 goals in 14 appearances for Swindon.

Other players to be nominated for the award are Mansfield winger Otis Khan, Cheltenham defender Ben Tozer and Scunthorpe United striker Kevin van Veen.

If Doyle was to be named the winner, he would become the first Swindon player to receive the award since striker Marc Richards in February 2018.