Former Carlisle United forward Harry McKirdy made a late deadline-day move - back to his former club Swindon Town.

The 26-year-old rejoined the League Two club from Hibernian in a loan deal until the end of the season.

The move sees McKirdy back at the club where he starred in the 2021/22 season.

He moved to Hibs the following campaign but struggled to make an impact for the Scottish Premiership club - before a heart problem saw McKirdy undergo surgery and miss months of action.

After recently returning for the Edinburgh club, he has now moved back to Wiltshire to a Swindon side sitting 14th in the fourth tier.

He will hope to revive the form that brought McKirdy 23 goals in 44 games during his time with the Robins, starting with their trip to Newport County on Saturday.

The former Aston Villa man was with United in the 2019/20 campaign, scoring 11 goals in 38 appearances.

After being released he joined Port Vale before reigniting his career at Swindon.

His return to Carlisle with the Robins in February 2022 saw McKirdy score and claim two assists in the 3-0 Swindon win which spelled the end of Keith Millen and David Holdsworth's respective tenures as manager and director of football - triggering the return of Paul Simpson to the Blues.

Swindon's deadline-day activity also saw them sign a player from Carlisle's next opponents Leyton Orient.

Striker Aaron Drinan, who scored for the Os in their 3-1 FA Cup win over United in November, has joined the Robins on a permanent deal.