TWO ‘marquee type’ players are being chased by Swindon Town manager Richie Wellens, although he admits demand for money might make crossing the negotiation line difficult.

The identity of both players’ positions will remain in-house while negotiations continue, however, the Town boss did state his disappointment and frustration regarding his side’s lack of goals since he took charge of the club in November.

The contracts of forwards Marc Richards, Sol Pryce and Jordan Young at SN1 conclude this summer, while Theo Robinson and Ben House’s loan spells are also due to end.

After Wellens confirmed he will only keep a maximum of four out-of-contract players on for next season, the Town boss’ comments would suggest he is on the lookout for a proven goalscorer.

He said: “I’m trying my best to get two marquee type signings that can play well at this level, but they cost money – I’ll still do my best to try and get them.

“We lack goals. If you score when you’re on top of a game, it starts to change in your favour and you start to dominate teams.

“We earned two good wins against Morecambe and Bury – but conceding the last-minute goal against Yeovil was a massive disappointment.

“The three performances after that – Newport, Oldham and Cambridge – were good, and we should’ve won the games.

“When a new manager comes in, you get a response from the players.

“But leopards don’t change their spots. Players will always revert back to how they were before.”

Meanwhile, players have been told this week if they are part of Wellens’ plans at Swindon in the future.

The 39-year-old revealed he will transform the club’s squad this summer, despite initially stating in March that he had no intention of doing so.

While performances against Newport County, Oldham Athletic and Cambridge United satisfied the Town boss, results have not gone his side’s way – with only four points secured in the last six games.

Consequently, only players that will be involved in Town’s squad next season will feature in the season finale against Notts County at the Ground on Saturday.

Wellens added: “For the last three or four weeks, agents have been onto my phone constantly.

“Players have a general idea what’s going to happen, but I will 100 per cent tell them this week if they will be a part of next season.

“Tom Broadbent was concussed last week, which is why he wasn’t involved.

“Once you have the concussion test, you can’t train or play for seven days.

“Tom is in contract next season. If he’s fit and well, he will start against Notts County.”