CHAIRMAN Lee Power and manager Mark Cooper are set to sit down to start planning for next season in the next couple of weeks.

With more than 20 of the current Swindon Town squad coming to the end of the current contracts, including striker Nile Ranger, the Robins chairman said in his matchday programme notes that he will meet with Cooper to start planning for next term.

Power wrote: “The next few weeks are going to be very busy.

“Player contracts are either up or need to be extended so I will have a lot of sitting down with Mark to go through and decide what and who we keep for next season.”

Cooper has already stated that he is expecting to work with a squad of around 20 permanent players on his books.

And with 16 of the current squad already in place for next season, Cooper is going to have a lot of tough decisions to make.

The Town manager said: “Once we know where we are and get the budget sorted out and then we will sit down with the players and make sure we try and strengthen in the right areas.

“I think there are 16-17 still in contract for next season, then we have to decide which ones that are out of contract that we want we offer something to.”