SWINDON Town boss Phil Brown says his long-term future is still to be decided as he targets promotion at the end of the season.

The former Hull City manager, who replaced David Flitcroft as Swindon boss on Monday evening has signed a short-term deal at the Energy Check County Ground to see out their League Two campaign.

With 10 games to prove his value to chairman Lee Power, Brown says the option of him extending his stay in Wiltshire is very much open.

“There are various reasons why it’s a short-term deal,” said the 58-year-old.

“Myself and Lee Power have talked about our short and long-term plans. Right now we want promotion.”

Interim manager Matt Taylor led Swindon to a 3-0 defeat at home to Cheltenham Town on Saturday afternoon.

Brown has installed the help of the 36-year-old, who will be a player-coach, while the new manager will be assisted by his regular number two Brian Horton.

The Town boss wasted little time in getting to know the team behind him as they prepare to reignite their promotion charge this weekend with a trip to Cambridge United, watching the development team beat AFC Bournemouth 3-2 on the south coast yesterday afternoon.

The untimely 3-0 League Two defeat to Cheltenham Town at home on Saturday has left Town ‘licking their wounds,’ according to Brown.

But he added, with confidence, that the club wants to earn automatic promotion from League Two.

“The vision is simple - to win enough games to get automatic promotion,” said Brown.

“It won’t be easy, bearing in mind we lost 3-0 to Cheltenham on Saturday afternoon.

“The guys in the changing room are licking their wounds over that result.

“But there’s a great mix of players. We have experience from the highest league and young talent playing at this level.”

With managerial history at Bolton, Derby, Hull, Preston North End and Southend United, Brown joins Town with a 35 per cent winning record from 498 games in charge.