TYING first choice goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux down to a fresh contract is proving difficult, but negotiations are still ongoing - chairman Lee Power has said.

The 25-year-old’s three-year contract at the County Ground expires this summer, and talks have been held with the Camden-born stopper for at least two months with regards to extending his stay at SN1.

Those talks have stalled in recent weeks though, with Power suggesting the Chile international is looking to secure a deal with a club at a higher level in the Football League ladder.

Power told BBC Wiltshire: “I’ve been one of his biggest supporters, and I’m trying to get him to stay. If I was in his position, I think we’d all do the same – he can probably play somewhere higher and for a lot more money.

“We’re still speaking with Lawrence’s agents. It’s a difficult situation for him.

“He’s a very good goalkeeper, we all know that. And he has had his ups and downs here (Swindon) with managers and so on – it hasn’t always been easy sailing for Lawrence.

“They’re difficult negotiations, but they’re still ongoing. We are trying.”

Luke McCormick, who has made 12 appearances this season, is also in dialogue with Power over a fresh contract.

The 35-year-old former Plymouth stopper signed a one-year deal with the club following a successful trial period in the summer.

And Power echoed the comments of Town boss Wellens – stating that he is happy to secure both goalkeepers for another season.

He added: “The goalkeepers we have made our mind up with, we’d like both of them.

“What happens is the lads go out and want to recruit, Richie (Wellens) makes a decision and then it comes to me to deal with the finance.

“That’s how we work. Both goalkeepers Richie is happy with, that’s what we’re trying to do.”

Meanwhile the chairman voiced his full confidence in Wellens, praising the job he has done so far.

Town are the third most in-form team in the division throughout the last block of 10 fixtures – and Power said he felt the right decision was made regarding Phil Brown’s sacking in November.

He said: “Phil (Brown) tried his best and his hardest, he was given a good budget to try and get us out of this league.

“I had my eye on Richie for a long while, it was the right time for a change. I’m pleased Richie has come, I think everyone can see he has made a difference and hopefully we can sneak into the play-offs this season.

“If not, I’m really looking forward to next season.”