FORMER Swindon Town goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux insists the club’s coaching quartet are capable of winning promotion back into League One next season.

Vigouroux’s departure from SN1 following four seasons with the club was confirmed last week.

He was one of 10 out-of-contract players to be released by Richie Wellens amid the manager’s summer overhaul, which is likely to see the squad size cut from 33 down to just 20.

But the 25-year-old stopper, who is yet to sign a contract with any team for the 2019-20 season yet, insists Wellens’ coaching ability coupled with Noel Hunt, Peter Shirtliff and Steve Mildenhall’s presence is good enough for the club to win promotion from the fourth tier at the third time of asking.

And the backing from chairman Lee Power is something Vigouroux believes supporters should appreciate too.

He added: “With Richie, Noel (Hunt), Peter Shirtliff and Steve (Mildenhall) and the rest of the staff, there is a good structure in place for the club to get back into League One.

“And I really hope that happens.

“I think Lee (Power) is amazing. I know a lot of fans have a bad opinion of him, but what he has done at the club has been nothing short of amazing.

“Of course, we were relegated. But the players he attracted to Swindon when he first came in were Championship players.”

Vigouroux made 31 appearances for Town this season. But he became the victim of his own success, losing his first-choice goalkeeper status twice following international stints with Chile.

Impressive performances by Luke McCormick in Vigouroux’s absence granted Town’s initial back-up ‘keeper more time in goal than he perhaps bargained for.

But the London-born stopper’s decision to leave Wiltshire came at the right time – despite being offered a contract in January.

“I want to say thank you to the supporters, it’s been brilliant and I’ve really enjoyed my time at Swindon Town,” said Vigouroux.

“I really hope the club gets back into League One – which is minimum where they should be.

“At that time (January) I wasn’t interested in the contract, I just wanted to concentrate on my football.

“I would rather have left the contract until the end of the season. I’m a big believer that everything happens for a reason.

“Right now, I’m looking forward to the future.

“I can only say good words about Steve (Hale), Dean (Thornton) and Steve (Mildenhall) during my time.

“They all had different styles, but they’ve helped me out massively and are good people. I’m happy I got the opportunity to work with them.”