DION Conroy has indicated to Swindon Town manager Richie Wellens that he wants to remain at the club next season, but a contract agreement is yet to be reached.

Wellens received a text message from Conroy while on holiday in Dubai, and now plans to secure the 23-year-old’s services for the upcoming 2019-20 League Two campaign.

The Town boss hopes to reach an agreement with Conroy by the end of next week.

Should he agree to extend his stay at SN1, the central defender would join Joe Romanski, Taylor Curran, Tom Broadbent and new recruit Tyler Reid in Wellens’ defensive options.

“Dion (Conroy) was a different situation (to Kyle Knoyle) because we never actually agreed terms with Dion,” said Wellens.

“Dion wanted to go away on holiday and think about his options. And while I was away Dion text me to say he wants to stay at the club, and that he had made his mind up on that.

“That’s great. But we are still in the process of trying to agree terms with him. I’m hoping we can get that deal sorted in the next week or so, I don’t want that lingering.”

Wellens publicly criticised Conroy’s laboured efforts in training when first joining the club in March.

But strong words of advice worked wonders for the former Chelsea youth player, who enjoyed frequent first-team game time towards the conclusion of the 2018-19 campaign – resulting in him making 30 first-team appearances.

Wellens added: “The last three or four months of Dion’s season were probably the best moments of his career. I want to get his future sorted out so he can kick on.

“He will be a real asset to us next season.”