AT LEAST two players that played against Swindon Town last season during Richie Wellens’ time at the club have been targeted by the Town boss, who wants to secure their services as soon as possible.

Wellens is chasing three established League Two professionals that caught his eye from the 30 games he took charge of since joining the club in November.

And he would ideally like those players to sign a contract sooner rather than later, with a view to building his team before pre-season clicks into gear in seven weeks’ time.

The Town boss told the club’s official website: “Ideally I would like to make signings on players I have seen on a consistent basis.

“There are two or three players I’m trying to get over the line now, they have played against us and given me that feel.

“I’ve watched more of their games to get a better feel. Sometimes if you watch a game on Y-Scout, you don’t get that feeling of how important the game is.

“If you’ve been involved in the game, you get a better feeling.”

The 39-year-old pulled no punches in his pre and post-match comments towards the conclusion of Town’s failed 2018-19 campaign.

Wellens pointed the finger towards a total lack of discipline at the club as its main downfall.

And he has vowed to change that mentality when players report back to training next month.

He added: “We had talented players last season. Do I think the work ethic was engrained in them every single day? I don’t think it was.

“The players coming in now, I will try and get a work ethic where even on days that don’t go our way we make sure we can get points.

“League Two is a league where you can still sneak results in. I’m on the phone every single day, and I’m watching players constantly.

“I would like to get three or four (signings) done as soon as possible. But it’s a time of year when players, agents and managers are on holiday. It’s difficult.”