CARETAKER manager Tommy Wright believes Swindon Town is still an attractive proposition and the club will move forward once again sooner rather than later.

Wright’s analysis came immediately after Town had lost their League One status courtesy of a 5-0 hammering away at Milton Keynes Dons last Saturday.

The Scottish coach also announced he would be moving on in the summer, adding to the already substantial number of departures Town are expecting to wave goodbye to.

Around 20 players are set to see their contracts expire too, therefore the new manager will have a significant amount of work to do whenever they arrive.

But Wright says whoever that person might be, they can certainly be capable of building a good club back up again.

He said: “Things have got to change, obviously. But come the summer, Swindon will be a League Two club and – if the club is sorted out – it’s still an attractive place to come.

“Next season, you’re still capable of getting 8000 or 9000 fans in. It is an attractive club.

“At the moment, everybody is down, and I’m embarrassed really, but they will go forward again – this club will go forward.

“Like every club, they’ve had their good and bad times, but they will go forward again.

“And once everything gets settled with a new manager coming in, and they know the situation with players, and the finances are sorted, it is an attractive club. You can still get good players, and they will do that.”

Town beat Portsmouth 3-1 in Wright’s first game in charge as the club looked to give itself an outside shot of survival with three games to go. But those hopes were dashed in the early stages of Saturday’s loss.

Reflecting to his first defeat as caretaker boss, Wright said he felt embarrassed about the way relegation had been confirmed before going on to make a more positive prediction for the future.

He said: “I’m sorry, I’m really embarrassed. I knew it would be difficult at MK Dons because they’ve been playing well and they’ve got a good home record, but I thought if we had been a bit more careful we might have had a chance.

“Tyler Smith has had a great chance to make it 2-1 – but would that have made a difference? Probably not because they were miles ahead of us, so I don’t think so.

“But to the fans, it’s difficult to know what to say, but I think the club will come again.”