Swindon Town are keen on signing Motherwell goalkeeper Trevor Carson.

The Robins are searching for a new ‘keeper before the transfer deadline and could move for the 31-year-old, according to journalist Alan Nixon on Twitter.

Carson, who is a Northern Ireland international with four caps to his name, may leave Scottish Premiership outfit Motherwell this week and is believed to be interested in a move to England.

The 6ft shot stopper started his career at Sunderland and rose up through the youth ranks with the North-East side. He never made a senior appearance for the Black Cats but gained plenty of first team experience out on loan with spells with the likes of Chesterfield, Lincoln City, Brentford, Bury and Hull City.

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He left the Stadium of Light on a permanent deal in 2012 to re-join Bury and played 50 times for the Shakers before leaving for Cheltenham Town two years later after a brief loan stint at Portsmouth.

Carson spent a single season as the Robins’ first choice ‘keeper in League Two before he was snapped up by Hartlepool United on a two-year deal in 2015.

Motherwell then brought him up to Scotland two years ago and he has been there ever since. However, Carson is likely to move back down the border before Thursday’s deadline.

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Swindon won their first game of the season on Saturday away to Scunthorpe United and could be busy in the transfer window this week.


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