SWINDON Town manager Richie Wellens has challenged his players to write themselves into the club’s history books in 2019-20.

Town began the new League Two season with a 2-0 success at Scunthorpe United on Saturday as they look to make their third consecutive campaign in the bottom tier of the EFL a promotion-winning one.

Wellens says the Swindon squad are given constant reminders of the club’s past glories whenever they walk around the County Ground.

The Town boss has therefore urged his current crop to create new memories for supporters by putting together a successful season.

“Football can change quickly but that was a really good afternoon for the club on Saturday in terms of the supporters and that momentum shift that we want,” said Wellens.

“We spoke about it before the season and this club has had so many seasons of not being successful and mediocrity.

“We walk around our ground and all the pictures are of Glenn Hoddle, Ossie Ardilles, Charlie Austin, Billy Paynter and Simon Cox. It needs to change.

“It doesn’t matter what league you are in, the only thing we can do this season is be successful in this league and I want this group of players to start giving the fans something to cheer about so they can be hung on the walls in five or six years’ time.”

Wellens continues to look for ways to strengthen his squad and after confirming Sidy Sanokho is to sign a permanent contract, the Town boss says fellow trialist Ted Smith will continue to train with the club.

However, Wellens says no deal is yet on the table for the young goalkeeper as any additional recruit in that department must be a genuine contender to rival Luke McCormick for the number one jersey.

“Ted Smith will carry on training with us,” said Wellens.

“I am comfortable with Luke McCormick but I do feel that if the money is there, then we will try to get one in.

“Saturday’s result doesn’t change my thinking in what we need for the squad.

“It is no good me getting a keeper who is the same level as Will Henry or not as good as Luke McCormick.

“If we are going to get someone in, they have to have a real impact on Luke and push him.”