Former Carlisle United keeper Joe Fryer is set to leave Swindon Town.

The League One club have said they will not be extending the 25-year-old's short-term deal.

Fryer has been with the County Ground outfit since September after the ex-Middlesbrough man had spent the early part of pre-season training with Carlisle.

But Swindon boss John Sheridan has opted against retaining the keeper.

Sheridan, who was in charge at Carlisle when Fryer was on loan in 2018 - the keeper making six appearances before suffering a broken leg - said in the Advertiser: "We won’t be extending Joe’s contract.

"I was there on the day he got that injury [whilst playing for Carlisle against Crewe] – he was probably playing the best football of his young career.

“He’s been playing catch up ever since he came in, and Joe understands that.

“Hopefully Joe will go on and be successful wherever he goes. Whether that’s a bit lower, I just think he needs games to catch up to where he was before he got injured.

“He’s a great, great lad. He trains properly, and he still wants to be a good goalkeeper, so I hope he’s successful wherever he goes.”

Fryer has made four first-team appearances this season after joining under previous boss Richie Wellens.

Swindon have this week brought in Bournemouth keeper Mark Travers on loan.