THE future of Swindon Town’s trialists is likely to be made after tonight’s second pre-season fixture against Swindon Supermarine at the Webbswood Stadium.

Town manager Richie Wellens is running the rule over two goalkeepers, six midfielders and a striker ahead of his squad’s training camp in La Manga, Spain, next week.

Shamal George played in goal during the first half of Town’s 6-0 win over Brimscombe & Thrupp in their opening summer friendly on Tuesday night before Oliver Byrne took over after the break.

Second-half midfielders and wingers included Lawson D’Ath, Lewis Leigh-Gilchrist, Bay Downing, Will Randall, Darren Lyon and Tom Anderson.

Up front, Quentin Ngakoutou caught an eye or two after he scored two clinical goals.

Town boss Wellens admits he did not read too much into trialists’ performance levels on Tuesday night – and the same philosophy will apply this evening at Marine.

But understanding how quickly his trialists can move the ball around the pitch when under pressure is likely to play a key part in the final call over whether to pursue a permanent deal.

Wellens said: “Agents will call and say: ‘Look how good he’s played’ – but you have to consider the level of the opposition.

“A couple of players do take five, six or seven touches before passing the ball – that stops that fluidity we can have in our passing.

“Supermarine are two levels above Brimscombe, so it will be a bit more of a test – especially when we’re on the ball.

“Ideally, we want to make a decision before La Manga.

“If they’re OK with it, we will try and keep the trialists a bit longer and see how they play against Supermarine.”

Training ground work will shift from fitness-based sessions to developing tactics and shape in Spain next week.

Initial levels of work have impressed the Town, who is likely to hand Mathieu Baudry his first minutes in a Town shirt this evening.

However, peaking his squad’s motivation and fitness levels too early is something Wellens is keen to avoid.

He said: “Players have come back ahead of the levels I expected them to be.

“I don’t want them to be chomping at the bit in three weeks’ time. We might just need to hold them back and make sure we gauge things right.

“Come Scunthorpe away, we want to be at maximum.”