Swindon win race for Sheffield United's Chris Hussey

Hull City's Ahmed Elmohamady in action with Bury's Chris Hussey

HITC Sport understands Swindon will win the race for the Sheffield United defender.

John O'Sullivan of Blackburn Rovers (L) and Chris Hussey of Bury in actionChris Hussey in action for Bury

Sheffield United defender Chris Hussey is poised to join Swindon Town on loan, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Championship new boys Sheffield United are willing to let Hussey move on as he does not figure in Chris Wilder's plans at Bramall Lane.

Hussey, who has one year left on his deal at Bramall Lane, has been placed on the transfer list after finding himself down the pecking order at the club.

The 28-year-old, who joined United from Bury last summer, started last season as United's first choice left-back, but he then found himself out-of-favour during the second half of the campaign.

Sheffield United manager Chris WilderSheffield United manager Chris Wilder

Hussey made 11 appearances in all competitions as United won promotion to the Championship after winning League One.

A number of clubs have been alerted to Hussey's availability this summer and United have received several enquiries to take the left-back on loan.

Newly-promoted League One trio Portsmouth, Plymouth and Blackpool all expressed an interest in Hussey, but Swindon have moved to secure his signature.

New Swindon boss David Flitcroft is a huge admirer of Hussey having worked with him during his time in charge of Bury and he is keen to be reunited with him.

Bury manager David Flitcroft before the gameNew Swindon manager David Flitcroft

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