MIDFIELD and attacking options could be boosted at Swindon Town following the arrival of Alfie Potter and former Premier League striker Marc-Antoine Fortune at the Beversbrook Sports Facility for training only.

The pair arrived on the back of what has been a positive week with regards to signings for Town boss Phil Brown, who confirmed the capture of Michael Doughty – a former fans’ favourite - and goalkeeping coach Steve Mildenhall, whose appointment was confirmed on Tuesday morning.

While both those new additions have enjoyed stints at the County Ground before, Brown’s latest targets are yet to feature in a Swindon shirt – although they boast more than 800 professional appearances between them.

Potter's CV includes a five-year stint at Oxford United, as well as Northampton, AFC Wimbledon and Mansfield, for whom he made 19 appearances last season.

French ace Fortune appeared for West Brom in the top flight between 2010-2013 and went on to play for Celtic, Wigan, Coventry and for Brown at Southend last season.

Brown said: “Alfie Potter is in to have a look at us, that gives us an option out wide. Alfie is a genuine player that plays the seven or 11 role. He’s looking at us as much as we’re looking at him.

“The same applies to Marc-Antoine Fortune. He’s somebody I’ve worked with in the past two years. Again, he has a magnificent attitude and is a real hard worker.

“He could just fit the bill while Marc Richards is in no fit state to train or play.

“I’m still working hard to get defenders in.”

After improving his goalkeeping department with the addition of Luke McCormick and coach Mildenhall, Brown is now eyeing an improvement to his defence – which he still admits is down on manpower.

The 59-year-old has two targets he hopes to confirm before Town’s first League Two fixture of the season at home to Macclesfield on Saturday, August 4.

But with more than two decades of experience in coaching and management, Brown underlined the importance of patience when it comes to dealing in the transfer market.

He said: “Patience in the transfer market is key, without a shadow of a doubt.

“I will be judged, Lee Power will be judged, Steve Anderson (chief executive) will be judged and Neil McDonald (assistant boss) will be judged when it gets to the end of the season.

“If you just jump into the first deal that comes along, that for me stinks of inexperience.

“You’ve got to be patient. It’s the nature of the game.

“I’d love to splash out £250million like Liverpool have just done. But I haven’t got that kind of money.

“But it’s all relative. If players came along five or six weeks ago that we would’ve wanted to invest in, we would’ve done.

“But that hasn’t been the case. I’ve waited, and I’m still going to wait.

“Hopefully in the next couple of weeks that wait will prove advantageous and will pay dividends.”