RICHIE Wellens says Swindon Town fans will have the chance to celebrate winning the League Two title with their heroes when the coronavirus crisis has passed.

The Town faithful are waiting anxiously on news of both the championship and promotion. They and their fellow clubs in the EFL's fourth tier voted to end the season early – and sorting the placings on a points-per-game system would leave Town top of the pile. But things are less straightforward higher up the league pyramid, delaying Town's coronation.

Wellens told the BBC: "I thought it would happen on Wednesday but I think what’s causing the problem is the relegation issue. League One is a complicated matter too and I would imagine that is taking up the majority of the EFL’s time.

"I’m quite relaxed about it. There was such a majority of League Two clubs agreeing I can’t see there being too much change.

"I have spoken to people at Plymouth and Crewe and they believe the same. It’s not the way we wanted it to happen but let’s get it over the line first and see how coronavirus goes.

"We will get our day in the sun to celebrate and the players and supporters all deserve that day."

Wellens, whose plans to toast a triumphant season in Las Vegas have been scuppered, says he is looking to retain all of the title-winning squad and add a couple of new faces for 2020/21.

But the ongoing uncertainty over lower-league football's return look set to put his plans on hold.

He said: "The priority will be keeping as many of the current squad as possible.

"Then we will move to potential players we might want to bring in.

"But we need to know some kind of time when we can return for pre-season. A lot of clubs won’t be giving out contracts. Players would have to train in July, August and September and clubs are not going to pay them if there’s no return date to football.

"I think it’s up to the EFL to get these matters sorted and as quickly as possible move on to next season."