PHIL Brown revealed he’s in for one of Swindon Town’s most important summers in a long time after penning a two-year deal to remain in charge at the County Ground.

The 58-year-old agreed terms with Town chairman Lee Power to extend his stay at SN1 after taking charge of the club in March following David Flitcroft’s departure to Mansfield Town.

During his initial stint at Town, Brown won two games, lost three and drew four. The club’s form in that 10-game window wasn’t sufficient enough to guide Town into the end-of-season play-offs, a target that Brown planned on reaching prior to his first game in charge.

But Power has overlooked the club’s form since Brown’s arrival, and the manager revealed plenty of in-house deals will be revealed in the next week to 10 days.

He told the club’s official website: “It will probably be one of the most important summers for a long time.

"We've got 10 or 12 players out of contract, we've got five loan players going back and we've got 11 players left under contract that need looking after.

"There is going to be a lot of activity in the transfer market for sure, whether that be free transfers coming in or whatever, but I'm very excited by the prospect of it.

"I've opened contract negotiations and talks with a number of players, we've made written and verbal offers to a number of players and all of which will be revealed in the next week or 10 days before players go away on holiday.”

Brown expressed his ambition to remain at the football club in the weeks building up to the club’s final league game of the season against champions Accrington Stanley, a game which Town won 3-0.

And the former Hull City boss is convinced that he’s the right man for the job, adding the club has the potential to succeed next season.

“The potential of the football club is there for all to see,” said Brown.

"I like what I see after having a sample of it on the inside looking out and I certainly feel there is an opportunity for us to succeed next season.

"I like the club, I certainly like the people that work at the club but there is a lot of business to be done in the summer.

"I was pleasantly surprised because if you look at the win ratio it was only 20 per cent, having said that the loss ratio was only 30 per cent.

“It was the draws that the chairman has looked at very closely and he's probably thought how unlucky we were in those five draws not to have a better win ratio.”