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Jason Scotland is eyeing a return to Swansea City after crunch talks with Ipswich yesterday.

The Evening Post understands the Trinidad & Tobago striker is hoping to tie up a loan switch back to the Liberty Stadium after finding himself out of favour under Paul Jewell at Portman Road.

Scotland is currently Ipswich's leading scorer in the Championship following his switch from Wigan in August, but has only managed 14 minutes in their last four league games.

With Tamas Priskin and 17-year-old Connor Wickham — who scored a superb solo goal against Sheffield United at the weekend — the first-choice partnership at Ipswich, Scotland is believed to have told Jewell to either play him or send him out on loan.

With the loan window now open, Scotland, who turns 32 next week, is on the radar of up to four Championship clubs.

But it is understood the player is pushing for a reunion with the club at which he scored 53 goals during a two-year spell.

A source close to the striker told the Post: "Jason has found himself out of the starting XI and it's frustrating him.

"He came on for the last minute of their last match against Sheffield United, and a player of Jason's quality shouldn't be utilised like that.

"He spoke to Paul yesterday and he told him he needs to go out on loan if he's not going to play him, and there's only one club he wants to go to — Swansea.

"There are other clubs chasing him, but he's not interested in them. Jason enjoyed the best time of his career at Swansea and he is very keen on returning. He'd be coming home." Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers revealed his interest in signing Scotland 11 days ago, but said he had not contacted Ipswich.

Scotland has already revealed his regret over his decision to leave Swansea for Premier League side Wigan, while he was keen on a move back to South Wales before his switch to Ipswich. It is believed Jewell would allow Scotland to head back to Swansea on loan, but only if he can get another striker in.

"It does depend on whether Ipswich can get another forward in, but Jason Scotland back at Swansea would work out for everyone concerned," added the source.

"He watched the Cardiff game and believes he could help Swansea in their push for promotion. He's in contact regularly with a few of the Swansea players as he's still very friendly with them, and I think the supporters would want to see him back in a Swansea shirt too."