RICHIE Wellens’ key focus remains on Swindon Town’s Good Friday trip to Cambridge, despite admitting earlier this week that reaching League Two’s end-of-season play-offs looks highly unlikely.

Draws against Yeovil, Newport and Oldham have dropped Town five points short of the play-off frame with only four League Two fixtures remaining – meaning that securing 12 points out of 12 is necessary if the club is to poach a top-seven spot.

The 39-year-old has already revealed he wants to keep Kyle Bennett in his squad for the 2019-20 campaign, but any further thoughts on next season will not be looked into too much by Wellens until hopes of promotion are mathematically impossible.

He said: “I’ll have a view of that in the back of my mind (what to do over the summer), but that’s another two weeks away yet.

“At the moment I’m just looking towards Friday – can we pick up three points and can we change that picture of the table again.

“If it comes to missing out on the play-offs, my mind will turn to next season and thinking forward. But right now, my mind is on Friday.”

Last summer, former Town boss Phil Brown made 10 additions to his squad – something which current boss Wellens has no intention of replicating.

He instead wants to build a squad around his core group of players.

Keeping the majority of the squad together and extending current contracts looks the favourable option therefore. However, he admits a couple of players’ futures at SN1 are under threat.

He said: “There are a few players I’m thinking about with regards to their future – but I don’t want to make 15 changes for next season.

“We’ve got a lot out of contract. What I don’t want to do is let everyone go and then we have a whole new squad where it can take 20 games to establish that togetherness again.

“We’ve got a good group in the main here, and I’ll be trying to keep as many of the players as possible together without being sentimental.

“I want good players that do things right every day.

“We should’ve won all of our last three games. I don’t want to take that away.

“We’ve got good control of games, we just need to tighten up in a couple of areas where we will get better.

“I won’t suggest a change in system for Friday’s trip to Cambridge.”