SWINDON Town manager Richie Wellens has said his summer dealings will be difficult until the EFL gives clarification on a potential salary cap.

Reports suggest league bosses are keen to introduce a £2.5m ceiling for League One salaries in time for 2020-21.

If the plan is approved, it would mean only 20 senior professionals at each club – with eight homegrown players within that group.

Wellens has offered new contracts to star striker Eoin Doyle and midfielder Anthony Grant – revealed as the club published it's retained list this week.

Speaking to BBC Wiltshire, Wellens said: “You only win games and leagues if you score goals. And let’s make no mistake about it at the moment out of contract is probably 60 or 70 goals out of our team.

“That’s a big part of the team that we need to keep and try and improve.

“We were on the ball last year but we simply cannot do anything now until a decision is made on this salary cap.

“Whether that’s re-signing players we’re offering contracts to or trying to get new players in.”

Prolific 32-year-old Doyle is one of the 12 players who have been offered new deals for 2020/21, alongside fellow player of the year contender Grant, Lloyd Isgrove and Keshi Anderson.

Defender Joe Romanski and goalkeeper Will Henry are among the four players to be released by the newly-crowned League Two champions.

And when it comes to starting pre-season in preparation for the 2020/21 campaign, Wellens says the club are powerless until the authorities release further guidance.

He told BBC Wiltshire: “We can’t make any decisions until we get any dates – for when our fixture list is out and also pre-season.

“There’s no point in saying middle of July we’re back for pre-season but then we don’t get a date.

“We’ll stick to the same rota that we did last year in terms of the time frame, the amount of games we play and the amount of minutes the players get.

“We just need some clarity from the FA in terms of when we’re back.”

Football is currently being played behind closed doors, with wealthier clubs in the Premier League and Sky Bet Championship finishing off their seasons.

In League One and Two, as well as the National League, only play-off matches are being played.

It was confirmed this month that Town had finished top of League Two.