RICHIE Wellens will step up his efforts to bring a new striker to Swindon Town once the club return from their pre-season training camp in Spain after stating two targets both want to come to the club.

Wellens has made seven signings so far this summer, five of which have been defenders.

The Town boss has previously stated that his business is done when it comes to defensive recruits, so attention now turns to positions further up the pitch.

Wellens admits negotiations have been slow so far but remains positive about his pursuit of two unnamed targets and believes a deal is close to being agreed – although finances will dictate whether both players can be brought in.

However, any business will not be concluded until Town return from their week-long camp in La Manga, which got under way on Monday.

“It’s slow. We are 95 per cent sure that we can get one and we are 100 per cent sure we can get another, but it depends on the finances,” said Wellens.

“Both players want to come to the club, so there are two we are quite confident on that we can get done. We just have to be a little bit patient and wait.

“It won’t be done before Spain. The players will go on with pre-season with their parent club as they want to have a good look at them.

“I think the parent clubs are waiting to get their own strikers in before they move people out.”

Several trialists trained with Town during the first two weeks of their pre-season programme, including appearing in friendlies against Brimscombe & Thrupp & Swindon Supermarine prior to their departure to Spain.

Some trialists have been afforded the opportunity to continue to stake their claim for a permanent contract next season at this week’s warm-weather camp.

“We have got 24 seats available on the plane to go to La Manga so we will take some of the them there to have a closer look,” said Wellens.

“The gulf in class was too big to really have a look last Friday against Supermarine – I think I could have probably put a kit on a played and looked good and got a playing contract.

“It is difficult because you want to give these lads the very best opportunity to show themselves.”