JOE Romanski’s future at Swindon Town has been plunged into doubt, with manager Richie Wellens explaining he has not got time to wait for the teenager to realise his true potential.

Romanski was one of three second-year scholars to be offered a full-time professional contract at the club last summer – the other two being Jordan Edwards and Sol Pryce.

All three have been shipped out on loan to non-league clubs, with Romanski joining Bath City in National League South after making eight first-team appearances under the management of former Town boss Phil Brown at the start of the campaign.

Despite showing signs of promise at Twerton Park, Town boss Wellens – who on Wednesday revealed he wants to slash his first-team squad size from 33 to 20 – admits he is yet to make a decision on Romanski’s future.

It would seem having the option to ship the Reading-born defender out on loan again next season will play a key part in Wellens’ judgement call.

He said: “I’m not sure yet on Joe Romanski, I need to speak to him. I think there could be player in there, it’s a case of how long do I wait – I haven’t got time to wait.

“I’ll speak to him and we’ll see. What I don’t want is young players in the building that we can’t loan out – because then we have to see them every day and they won’t develop.

“If we’ve got teams prepared to take them on loan, then I’m happy to have them on board because I think kids can improve quickly with game time.

“But again, if you’ve got six or seven youngsters – like we have got – that could be one player that starts in our team every week. I’m conscious of wasting money.

“I want the majority of money available to go on our starting XI.”

Meanwhile, Wellens is pleased with the experience striker Scott Twine has had at League of Ireland side Waterford, who he joined on loan after putting pen-to-paper on a new two-and-a-half year contract with Town in February.

The teenager, who turns 20 in July, was sent across the Irish sea in hope of improving his physical game.

And while he hasn’t had as much first-team action as Wellens would have liked, the Town boss is pleased with the Swindon-born striker’s progress.

Wellens added: “It’s Scott’s first experience away from home, I hope he comes back a mentally stronger person for it.

“He has had a great experience at Waterford, although I don’t think he has played as much as he would’ve liked.”