STRIKER Theo Robinson is open to a return to Swindon Town next season, although says any prospective deal is out of his hands.

Robinson joined Town on loan from League One side Southend United on transfer deadline day in January and swiftly established himself as a first-team regular under Richie Wellens.

The 30-year-old scored seven goals in 16 appearances for Swindon and signed off his stint at the club with a brace in the 3-1 win at home to Notts County in the final game of the League Two season last Saturday.

Robinson remains under contract at Roots Hall for next season, so any future deal must be thrashed out between the two clubs.

The striker himself was delighted with the impact he made during his brief stint at the Energy Check County Ground and would be interested in a longer-term switch to Wiltshire.

Robinson told BBC Wiltshire: “It has been brilliant here.

“Since day one when I came in, all the lads have been welcoming and all the staff as well. All the fans have been backing me since day dot too.

“I have got another year left at Southend so it’s up to the clubs whether they want to sort something out. If they do, then I would love to do it.

“As I said, I have got another year left at Southend so I will go back and go from there.”

Robinson was thrilled to wave goodbye to the County Ground in style with a two-goal salvo against County in the season finale.

However, that did not gloss over the disappointment of the side missing out on their ultimate goal of claiming a place in the play-offs.

Wellens’ side finished 13th in the table, seven points off the top-seven – an outcome significantly hampered by a poor return of just seven points over the final seven games.

“It was nice to get a couple of goals against Notts County, but obviously a bit sad that we didn’t make the play-offs,” said Robinson.

“We definitely should have finished a bit higher. We had too many draws towards the back end of the season.

“We lost a couple of the last few games too. If we had won them, anything could have happened.

“We finished the season on a high as a team, so that’s the main thing. We have to take the positives and hopefully next season, the team can kick on.”