By Wayne Veysey

30th Aug, 2021 | 7:49pm

Sources: Swindon Town respond to multiple Wrexham bids for Hunt

Swindon Town have rejected multiple Wrexham bids for defender Rob Hunt, Football Insider understands.

National League hopefuls Wrexham have made Hunt a top target before Tuesday’s transfer deadline as they look to strengthen their squad.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Swindon have rebuffed several bids for Hunt from Wrexham but the Welsh club are determined to seal a late deal.

The fifth-tier club’s Hollywood-based owners Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds have given boss Phil Parkinson the green light to add to his squad having already brought in nine new faces this summer.

Swindon are reluctant to lose Hunt, 26, but they are bracing themselves for further interest from Wrexham.

Parkinson is a big admirer of Hunt and sees him as a key addition to his plans.

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He wants to build a side capable of winning promotion back to the Football League after a 13-year absence.

The defender’s versatility – he can play right-back or left-back – has made him an attractive proposition to Parkinson.

Hunt came through the ranks at Brighton and made eight first-team appearances for the Seagulls before opting to leave in the summer of 2017 in search of regular first-team football.

He has just a year remaining on his contract but has featured in all six of Swindon Town’s matches this season.

Swindon Town have started the season well under new manager Ben Garner and currently sit 4th in the table.

Wrexham, who are in action against Notts County tonight, picked up four points from their opening two matches in the National League.

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