QUESTIONS regarding player contracts and transfers will be answered in the next two to four weeks, says Swindon Town manager Phil Brown.

Brown offered six players – including Matt Taylor, Amine Linganzi, Ryan McGivern, Stuart Moore and Joe Romanski - new contracts for the 2018/19 season, but is yet to secure a deal with any of them.

The 59-year-old was dealt another blow on Wednesday morning when defender Matt Preston turned down Brown’s contract offer, instead deciding to join former Town boss David Flitcroft at Mansfield Town.

But the former Hull City manager is not worried by the delay.

“It’s a time for staying calm, it’s a time for understanding that there is still plenty of business to be done,” said Brown.

“I’m trying to still understand the football club and where we are at geographically and in terms of our ambition and budgets.

“There are lots of questions to be asked and answered, but they will be answered over the next two, three and four weeks.”

The Town boss, who took charge of the club in March following the shock departure of Flitcroft, admitted the club hasn’t been successful with negotiations so far.

However, he’s hopeful for a positive few weeks.

He said: “I’m down the line on five or six players.

“But getting your ducks in line is very frustrating for managers, and probably frustrating for agents and players as well.

“You just want to get them over the line as quickly as you can and you want to do that for the right reasons. We haven’t been successful with that as yet.

“But I’m certainly hopefully there will be plenty of movement in the upcoming weeks.”

Brown also confirmed the club remains in the process of securing a pre-season tour to Ireland, but added standing shoulder-to-shoulder with supporters is key if Town are to succeed next season.

“You get to know the supporters and engage with them,” said Brown.

“What they want and what I want is very similar – you want success for the football club, end of story.

“As long as we stand shoulder to shoulder, we will get that.

“If we go toe to toe, we’ve got a chance of fighting among ourselves and imploding.

“You need to stand shoulder to shoulder with the supporters, backroom staff, players and management so we all go forward in the same direction.”