Michael Flynn said that the departure of Mark Hughes will not impact the future of Jake Young at Swindon Town.

Young has taken to life very quickly at the County Ground, leading all players in League Two with nine goals this term, already more than he has scored in any season during his professional career.

When previously asked about the situation, Hughes had not ruled out the possibility of recalling Young in January but had felt in the summer that other “players might stymie him a little bit in terms of opportunities” with his parent club.

Flynn said that despite a change of manager being in the offing at Valley Parade, he did not expect the new man in charge to change the circumstances surrounding the 22-year-old remaining at Town beyond January.

He said: “No I don’t think it changes anything, because if he keeps scoring then we won’t have to worry about him going to Bradford, it will be League One or Championship clubs trying to buy him.

“That is all dependent on whether he keeps doing well and keeps scoring goals, if he doesn’t then we have a chance of him staying.

“If he carries on doing well and impressing then we will want him to stay, so it works both ways with that.”

Swindon will have to do without Young this weekend at Valley Parade as he is not eligible to take part whilst they face his parent club Bradford City, with Rushian Hepburn-Murphy likely to come in in his place as he did against Notts County on Tuesday.

Flynn, however, felt that Young having an enforced absence from the first team would likely be a good thing for his long-term performance after having suffered from illness during the last week.

He said: “Like I said before, Jake had a bit of an illness last week, he was under the weather, but it was nothing that he couldn’t get out of bed for.

“He started the game [against Grimsby Town] and he wasn’t quite himself and that became part of the consideration with Tuesday night.

“But I think it might be a blessing in disguise for him. He comes out of the team and refreshes, we have Reading and Newport in the next week.

“It is an opportunity to take a deep breath, sit back, rest up, and come back and score another nine goals, hopefully.”