SWINDON Town assistant manager Noel Hunt believes transfer activity across the EFL is likely to step up a notch now all promotion permutations have been resolved.

Aston Villa’s victory in the Championship play-off final at Wembley on Bank Holiday Monday brought the curtain down on another domestic season.

Charlton Athletic and Tranmere Rovers were also triumphant in the capital over the weekend to seal their promotion out of League One and League Two respectively.

Early deals have been hard to come across English football’s top four divisions so far, but business could well increase now all domestic issues have come to a conclusion.

Town are set for a large squad overhaul this summer after confirming 11 players are to leave the club after the expiration of their contracts, while six more headed back to their parent clubs following the end of loan spells.

Four Academy graduates have signed their first professional deals, but manager Richie Wellens is still in need of a hefty recruitment drive.

Wellens’ number two Hunt expects transfer activity at all clubs to increase in the coming weeks.

“It’s a tricky time at the moment, but that is the way it is in football,” said Hunt.

“There has been nothing done over the last few weeks anywhere because people are still waiting to see where they are in terms of play-offs and promotions and all things like that.

“Players have only been getting back from holidays in the last few days, so phone calls are being made and all of that.

“We understand that, we get that, but our work doesn’t stop, and I am sure it will get a bit livelier over the next two or three weeks.”

Four out-of-contract players were offered fresh terms to remain at Town at the end of last season and although Will Henry and Joe Romanski have signed up, the futures of both Dion Conroy and Kyle Knoyle are still up in the air.

Hunt says the duo remain in negotiations with Wellens and Town director of football Paul Jewell.

“I leave that up to the manager and Paul Jewell, that’s their thing, but as far as I know, they’re still in talks,” said Hunt.

“I understand the players’ thinking. It’s one where players like to see what is out there.

“We understand where they are coming from, as they understand where we are coming from. As long as we are up front with each other, that is the main thing.”