SWINDON Town chairman Lee Power admits Lawrence Vigouroux's current spell out of the Swindon Town starting line-up has thrown the goalkeeper's longer term future at the Energy Check County Ground into some doubt.

Vigouroux, who has jetted out to join the Chile national squad for matches against Peru and Mexico this coming Saturday and next Wednesday, has found himself on the bench for Town's last seven fixtures since Luke McCormick stepped in while the former Liverpool gloveman was away with his country for friendlies last month.

The 24 year old has been praised by Town boss Phil Brown for his reaction to losing his place to McCormick, who has been in place for a largely successful spell that has seen the side concede just four times.

Vigouroux's contract with Town runs out next summer, but an agreement for him to remain in Wiltshire beyond that was largely in place, with Brown one of the most vociferous champions for his retention.

However, while Power insists the calls over transfer policy and selection are in Brown's hands, the chairman admits that progress over Vigouroux's future has 'stalled' somewhat, due to his spell out of the side.

"I don’t manage the football team, Phil does, so Phil makes that decision,'' he told BBC Wiltshire.

"From the football club’s point of view, it’s put us in a little bit of a quandary because Vigs is out of contract in the summer and we had a lot of interest, which we would do.

"He got called up by Chile, which put value on him. He agreed to sign a new deal and now he’s reconsidering, which is obviously Vigs’ prerogative. I can understand, as an ex-player why, but as a football club chairman it has frustrated me.

"The manager makes the decision with who he chooses and that’s nothing against Luke McCormick, who has done great when he’s come in.

"He (Vigouroux) can look at that and think ‘I’ve gone away, got called up by Chile, been in great form’ then he’s come back and been dropped. He’s probably scratching his head a little bit.

"I’ve put it (a deal) to him and things have just stalled because I imagine he’s a little bit confused as to why he’s not come back into the team. He’s got to get his head down and get back in the team, but from a football club perspective, it’s a bit frustrating for everyone.

"Vigs has got nothing to prove. Speak to anyone in football he’s not just the best goalie in this league (division) but the next one up and could play a bit higher. That’s why we’ve had the interest that we’ve had and that’s why he’s been called up for a country like Chile.

"He needs to keep his head and work hard and get the manager to get him back in the team.''

Power also revealed that plans to make Elijah Adebayo's loan move from Fulham permanent were torpedoed by the Premier League club at the end of the summer transfer window, while Brown and chief scout Ben Chorley continue to identify possible January transfer window moves.

The chairman, who also hopes plans for the proposed training ground at Highworth will be submitted at the end of this month, retains his belief that Town have a squad to be challenging at the top of League Two, especially with their injury list starting to clear up.

"It's very similar in some ways to last year,'' he added. "We've been very inconsistent.

"Browny has put together a squad of players there that we all thought - and all still do think - should be challenging at the top end of the league, like we did last year with (David) Flitcroft.

"You need some consistency there. We’ve had some decent results and some bad ones.

"Everyone is on their way back now, touch wood, so no more problems there.

"He’s had a full squad and it’s very competitive, especially in midfield areas, so there are no more excuses really.''