SWINDON Town may end up making no further signings during this window, according to manager Richie Wellens.

The 40-year-old had previously stated that Town would only be making further additions unless players were to leave Wiltshire prior to Friday’s 5pm deadline for domestic transfers.

And although Tyler Reid and Cameron McGilp have since departed, along with a couple of first-year professionals on loan, the Town boss still requires a club to purchase one of his squad outright for the budget to be altered.

When asked for clarification on whether new money had become available since the departure of the pair, Wellens explained that he was still in the same position as before, just with two fewer players in his squad.

He said: “Basically, we’ve come to an agreement with both of those players (Reid and McGilp).

“I’m not sure of the percentages in terms of what we paid them up, but it was just to allow them to get another club and to top up what they would have been on here.

“It also saves us a percentage of their wage and National Insurance and stuff like that which goes on top.

“At the moment, everyone is here and staying unless we get offers.”

With previously ostracised Matt Palmer looking set to stay at the County Ground after interest from Oldham Athletic and Wigan Athletic cooled, Wellens may have already found the midfielder he was looking for.

However, the Town boss is adamant he still wants another striker, though that will only be possible if a club takes defender Tom Broadbent – something Wellens feels is highly unlikely.

He said: “There are a couple of players like Tom Broadbent, who we’ve not given a squad number too, that could leave but he’s not going to be fit for another three weeks.

“Is he going to leave before Friday? I would probably say at this stage, it would be difficult because we’re expecting someone to take him injured.

“That’s not ideal, but every single team that gets promoted under normal circumstances that has a squad of 24 will have six or seven that you don’t think can take you forward.

“But we’ve found those players difficult to shift on because of the situation that we’re in.”