SWINDON Town defender Kyle Knoyle would not be drawn on his future and said his primary focus was to simply concentrate on getting back into the starting line-up.

The 22-year-old, who made his debut in the Football League Trophy win against Wycombe in October 2017, sees his contract run out at the end of this season but did not give a definitive answer when questioned over whether a new deal was forthcoming or whether he would sign it.

Knoyle has featured 13 times since Richie Wellens took charge, with the Mancunian regularly calling him the best one v one defender at the club, while many fans have come to appreciate the right-back’s consistent performances in an often-porous defensive line.

However, the former West Ham man has not completed a full 90 minutes for Town since New Year’s Day as a combination of a change of tactics by Wellens and a nasty concussion has limited Knoyle’s opportunities.

The right-back described how he temporarily blacked out and lost his sense of direction against Tranmere before recovering suitably to help Town secure the three points.

Now back healthy, Knoyle just wants to focus on helping Swindon make an unlikely push for the League Two play-offs.

Knoyle said: “I’m just focusing on my performances on the pitch for now. I’ll leave that side to my agent and see what they club has to say about all of that sort of stuff.

“But for me, it’s just a case of focusing on my performances on the pitch and doing the best that I can for the team.

“I want to be out there to help the boys as much as I can and obviously, it’s disappointing when you’re not playing but when I do get my chance to get back in the starting XI, I’ve got to take it and hopefully carry on from there.”

In 32 appearances this term, Knoyle has only collected one assist and as such has occasionally been substituted from the starting line-up when Town have required an increased attacking impetus.

The athletic right-back is hungry to create more chances for his team-mates in the remaining months of the season and believes that aspect of his game will steadily improve if he is afforded the chance to continue playing games.

He said: “As a young player, my main aim is just to play as many games as I can and to keep improving every day.

“I’d say I’ve been very consistent this season, which I’ve been happy with, but I feel like I can have more of an impact going forward.

“Obviously, I’m working on that every day. I feel like I’ve done well so far this season but there’s still more to come.”