PLAYERS that fail to reach an agreement within a set deadline regarding offered contracts will be told they can leave Swindon Town, as manager Richie Wellens stated he only wants players that are committed to being at SN1 in his squad.

To date, Kyle Knoyle and Dion Conroy have been offered fresh deals to remain at the club after impressing Wellens since he took charge in November.

Kyle Bennett is understood to be keen on extending his stay at Swindon too, following his move to Wiltshire in January on a loan deal from Bristol Rovers that expires at the end of the season.

But contract offers will mean little to Wellens if players fail to commit to extending their stay within a set deadline.

His comments follow Lawrence Vigouroux’s departure.

The 25-year-old was originally wanted by Wellens for next season, but several months of failed contract negotiations – coupled with the pair’s fallout – meant the goalkeeper’s four-season stint ended sourly.

And Wellens seems keen to avoid agreeing deals with players that prove hard to get.

He said: “I’ve offered two or three players a contract, and if they have not signed this week – because they’ve been umming and ahing – then they can leave and go to another club.

“I’ll speak to them personally and give them a deadline regarding their contract. If they want to sign it then they can. If not, we’ll move on.

“I want players here that want to be here. You could see on Monday against Crewe that some players do not want to be here.”

Performances of loan players disappointed Wellens during Monday’s 2-1 defeat against Crewe Alexandra, Town’s fifth successive game without a win.

That run has ended the club’s realistic hopes of the League Two play-offs, with two wins required in their concluding two games while also hoping results from several teams above go their way.

Monday’s display prompted the Town boss to go back on his original comment that he won’t be dramatically overhauling the squad this summer.

He now insists a clear-out during the off-season is his best option if Town are to launch a genuine promotion challenge next season.

He added: “We’ve got loan players, and some of them are thinking: ‘Get me back to my parent club so I can play with them next season’.

“It was tough. But if you start a game like that and go out with that mentality, then you get slapped – and that’s what happened.

“The intensity was nowhere near what we need, the intensity was poor – we were a million miles away.

“I only made three changes, I took Danny Rose out for James Dunne – who is out of contract and wants a contract.

“Tom Broadbent – I disrupted the partnership between Dion Conroy and Luke Woolfenden that was doing so well – it looked like Tom hadn’t played for a while, he was rusty.

“I didn’t want the season to end like this, but we do need a big clear-out. I’m not going to sugar-coat things.

“The next two games we will sort out the team and decide if players get contracts or not.”