SWINDON Town manager Richie Wellens will wait until the summer before deciding whether or not to pursue a permanent deal for on-loan midfielder Kyle Bennett.

Bristol Rovers player Bennett was one of three additions made by Wellens on the final day of the January transfer window – the other two being Cameron McGilp and striker Theo Robinson.

The 28-year-old joined on loan from Rovers until the end of the season, but Wellens hinted he may be keen to extend his stay at SN1 further after being impressed by his performance levels in his 11 appearances for Town to date.

Robinson’s County Ground future appears a little vaguer, though, with the Town boss simply stating the 30-year-old is not his player.

Wellens said: “I’ve known Kyle for a long time, I know what a good footballer he is.

“He wanted to get that spark going, because sometimes players don’t quite fit into a certain team system.

“Kyle wants to get on the ball and make things happen. I wanted to get his love of football back, and I think I’ve done that.

“We’ll revisit him in the summer and see if we can keep him because I think everyone will agree that he has been a great addition to the squad.”

With Town’s play-off hopes looking increasingly unlikely to turn into reality – and with only four League Two fixtures remaining – Wellens is starting to turn one eye onto his recruitment over the summer months.

He plans to recruit players that will complement his current squad, and said replicating the club’s hefty turnover from last summer – which saw former boss Phil Brown add 10 players to the club – is not something he plans on doing.

He added: “Recruitment is going to be the most important thing over the summer.

“We have got the basis of a really good team so now can we recruit the right characters and the right players to come in and complement the players we have got and have a real good go next season.

“In parts, both home and away, we have shown we are a really strong team and I believe we can be even better next season.

“Can we get the right players in, people that fit into our system and also be good in the dressing room.

“Over the last couple of years, I don’t think the club has had that and if you haven’t got good characters in the dressing room, you aren’t going to breed success.

“Good players get you promotion and success but good characters keep you there.”