FORMER Swindon Town manager Richie Wellens is planning to bring coach Tommy Wright to Salford City, according to reports.

Wellens, who switched Town for Salford on November 4, is currently working with his new bosses to put a deal together which would lure the Scot up to the Peninsula Stadium and far closer to his home nation, per Alan Nixon in the Sun on Sunday.

The Ammies do have a fall-back option if Wright chooses to stay at Swindon though, with current number two Warren Joyce a viable option also.

New Town boss John Sheridan has worked with Wright before at Oldham Athletic and Chesterfield and is keen for the Dunfermline-born tactician to stick around, though Sheridan said he would not stand in his friend’s way if he wanted to go elsewhere.

Speaking prior to the emerging reports, Sheridan said: “Tommy is a really close friend of mine. I’ve worked with him at a number of clubs before, and we’ve been successful as well.

“I’d love him to stay, but I’d understand if he goes to Salford with Richie, I’d totally understand that.

“I’d like him to stay, but I’d respect Tommy’s decision whatever he feels is best for him. I’d never stand in his way, but he knows I’d like to work with him.

“I’d like to keep most of the team that have been successful over the past year or so.”

The recently-appointed Swindon boss stated his feelings are the same towards assistant manager, Noel Hunt and goalkeeping coach, Steve Mildenhall amid Sheridan’s intention to reduce instability on the Wiltshire outfit.

Adver Sport understands Wellens has not made a move for Hunt’s services, nor is he likely to do so, as the Irishman is reportedly happily settled with his family in their south of England home.