SWINDON Town manager Richie Wellens has no doubt offers would be flooding in for forward Keshi Anderson if his summer price tag was circulated to interested clubs this week.

As it happened, not one club made an offer to purchase the 24-year-old forward when Wellens publicly declared his intent to sell Anderson towards the end of July.

Off-field disciplinary issues combined with the Town boss’ wish to free up a wage bill to bring in a proven goalscorer resulted in the former Crystal Palace man being transfer listed.

For Wellens, hindsight is a wonderful thing – and the Town boss opted to take zero credit when asked about Anderson’s on-field response to the public criticism he took during pre-season.

“Everyone is a brilliant manager with hindsight,” said Wellens.

“I’m getting all the credit because of the way I was with Keshi during the summer, but it could have backfired on me.

“I felt doing what I did was the right way to bring out the best in Keshi. I’d bet money that if I put the same asking price out now there would be a lot of takers, because he has been brilliant.

“And that’s all down to Keshi – and only him. I can only put things in place.

“If he doesn’t want to follow, then he doesn’t get the benefit and neither do I. Keshi is the fittest I’ve ever seen him.

“He’s put on a bit of muscle and is stronger. But he is being more dynamic and streetwise with his movement – he wants to be on the pitch.”

Forgetting Wellens’ above comments, Anderson remains a doubt for Saturday’s League Two visit of Newport County.

It follows his premature exit from last weekend’s trip to Cambridge United, where he suffered a minor knock to his hamstring – which has left him “touch and go” to start in tomorrow’s game.

Anderson’s absence might force Wellens into a tactical change, particularly given that midfielder Jordan Lyden also remains on the sidelines as well.

Wellens said: “When Keshi plays next, he will be back to his best.

“Keshi is the one who goes out on the pitch and performs, so he can take credit for that.

“If he goes on the pitch and doesn’t perform well, it’s not my fault – it will be Keshi’s fault.

“So when we have a go at players for not doing things, I can’t take credit when they perform well.

“He’s been brilliant this season.”