It seems that Swindon Town are trying to pull off another transfer coup by bringing a popular former player back into the fold. 

In recent years fans have already seen Charlie Austin and Harry McKirdy make sensational returns in respective seasons, and now it seems like former Oxford United player Billy Bodin could be next. 

During his appearance on the Fixture Release panel as part of Swindon Town Football Supporter's Club's live stream, former Welsh international Paul Bodin said the club had approached his son. 

During the live stream, club figure Vic Morgan asked Paul: "Can I quickly ask you about Billy because he was released by those people up the road, has he got plans yet, is he sorted?"

And Paul's response certainly raised a few eyebrows among Swindon fans, as he said: "Well, he's got a couple of options, and even as close to home as the mighty Robins, Swindon, there's a little bit of dialogue with his agent, so there's a bit of too-ing and fro-ing, the agents tend to do most of the work, Bill's actually spoke to two managers but in the main it's the agent who does a lot of the work before it gets pretty close.

He added: "As I say Swindon are interested, they have made that aware to his agent, and he was due to meet Mark Kennedy last week, but for some reason, it didn't quite come off, but yeah, there's a genuine interest, as well as a number of first division and second division clubs."

Bodin is currently a free agent after announcing at the end of May that his time at The U's had come to an end. 

In a post on Twitter/X he said: "My time at [Oxford United] has come to an end. After such a great start to the season on a personal level it was hard finding myself out the team for the back end of the season but that’s football. And to end up with 9 goals and a promotion was all worth it.

"A big thank you to all my teammates and a big thank you to the fans for your support over the last 3 years. 25 goals and a promotion later, all the best next season 2/2."

He began his career with Swindon Town, moving up from the youth set-up to become professional in 2010, before signing for Torquay United in 2012. 

After this, he moved to Northampton Town, Bristol Rovers and Preston North End before settling at Oxford in 2021.