SWINDON Town manager Richie Wellens says he does not sense promotion is possible from his squad this season after a goalless draw away at Cambridge United further hindered their League Two play-off places.

On a troublesome Good Friday for Town, Wellens also revealed Lawrence Vigouroux had likely played his last game for the club after confirming the goalkeeper had turned down the offer of a new deal.

Swindon’s draw at Cambridge was their fourth in a row and leaves them four points adrift of the play-off places with three games to go.

Although his team are unbeaten in seven matches, only 11 points have been picked up during that run and Wellens concedes his troops lack the characteristics required to achieve a shot at promotion before the season is out.

“I am not happy with the performance,” said Wellens.

“For the first 25 minutes, I thought we had control of the game and were playing well – we were getting into the final third very easily.

“But I keep saying the same thing – we turned down opportunities to get in behind and to get shots off.

“Overall, I am not happy. In the last six or seven games, I think it is the worst we have played. It could have gone either way.

“We could have won it with a couple of opportunities near the end where their keeper pulled off some good saves, but you can’t just play at 50 or 60 per cent and hope to go 1-0 up.

“I have kept it quiet, but I don’t feel this group have got a promotion (in them).

“Forget technically ability on the pitch, I mean the character. It is a good changing room, but it is a nice changing room.

“I have been involved with promotion and you can smell the atmosphere and the feeling between the players. I think we lack that, hence why I think we are going to fall a little bit short.”

As well as frustration with his side’s performance at the Abbey Stadium, Wellens also spoke of dissatisfaction with the attitude of keeper Vigouroux.

The Chilean was again left out of Town’s matchday squad at Cambridge and Wellens doubts he will feature for the club again after letting his standards drop significantly since opting not to renew his current contract, which expires this summer.

“Vigouroux won’t be training with the club for the rest of the season,” said Wellens.

“It is an internal issue – the player doesn’t conduct himself in the right manner around the group.

“He rejected a new deal five weeks ago. That’s his prerogative, it’s his career, but I said: ‘OK, be professional for the remaining eight weeks of the season’.

“He came back from Chile duty and his attitude wasn’t great. I had a meeting with him and I thought it was positive and he would be a good lad for the remainder of the season.

“Then we went to Oldham and in the warm-up, he wasn’t diving to save the ball. He was stood in the middle of the net letting shots go in. That’s the wrong attitude.

“He came in on Monday and asked if it was OK not to come into training on Tuesday. He wanted to go around his new club to look at their facilities.

“As soon as he said that, we said he won’t be training with us again. I would imagine he has played his last game for the club.”