RICHIE Wellens will re-visit Millwall defender Sid Nelson this summer, adding that he will try to reach an agreement with the Lions after failing to secure his services for the second part of the 2018-19 campaign.

Nelson was signed on a six-month loan deal from Millwall by Wellens’ predecessor Phil Brown on the eve of this season’s campaign, which saw Swindon record their lowest league finish in 37 seasons as they ended the year 13th.

The 23-year-old made 24 appearances for Town, and became a fans’ favourite due to his no-nonsense approach to defending and resolute style.

Wellens attempted to sign Nelson from Millwall in January, but a lack of transfer funds meant Town’s target was shipped out to Tranmere on loan for the remainder of the season – where he appeared in seven out of the club’s remaining 17 fixtures.

Tranmere have since gone on to reach League Two’s end-of-season play-offs, and will face Forest Green Rovers over two legs – starting this Friday.

Amid Wellens’ hunt for Nelson’s signature, he did admit the defender is one of a number of targets on his mind.

“We’ve got a lot of names on our book,” said Wellens.

“We couldn’t do Sid (Nelson) in January, so let’s see if we can come to a deal.

“In January it’s tough, the pool of players is very small. When you get to the summer, the number of out of contract players is vast.

“There will be a lot selection, it’s important we pick the right ones.”

Watching three live games every Monday has undoubtedly helped the Town boss create a lengthy shortlist.

Signing player ‘on the blind’ is something Wellens is determined to avoid – that’s underlined by his stance that he will spend club money as if it was his own.

He added: “I watch a game every day - on a Monday I watch three games live. So I’m watching six teams every Monday.

“I’m well aware. I would never make a lazy signing – by that I mean never watching them or never ringing people about a character.

“As far as I’m concerned, the money that goes out of this club – money that I spend – is spent as though it was my own personal money.

“I want quality and people that can work with us.”