SWINDON Town could see up to 23 players exit the County Ground this summer, according to the latest information on transfermarkt.com.

Taylor Curran is thought to be the only player at present to hold a deal that expires in 2023, while Jack Payne, Jordan Lyden, Rob Hunt, Ellis Iandolo, Mathieu Baudry and Zeki Fryers all apparently see their respective contracts end in the summer of 2022.

Of Town’s current squad of 30, 14 players are set to see their contracts expire in the summer while the five loanees will of course return to their parent clubs at the end of the season.

It is unlikely that any of that quintet will return next season as Conor Masterson and Dom Thompson will want to try and compete for a place in Queens Park Rangers and Brentford’s squads, respectively.

Meanwhile, Jordon Garrick is thought to be in a similar situation with Swansea City after recently signing a new contract at the Liberty Stadium.

Tyrese Omotoye has experienced very little playing time under John Sheridan, as has Tyler Smith who was briefly Swindon’s top scorer earlier this season before playing just three times in 2021.

Two of the 14 that are out of contract – Akin Odimayo and Brett Pitman – apparently have an option for a further year, according to football statistics website, though it is unknown whether negotiations have started with either of those players as of yet.

Earlier this season, when former manager Richie Wellens was discussing the signing of Odiamyo, he suggested the promising centre-back was set to start contract talks regarding a new deal after a fine beginning to his Town career.

That leaves four inexperienced pros – Luke Haines, Archie Matthews, Anthony Cheshire and Massimo Giamattei – whose contract expiry dates are unknown.

With less than 10 games to go this season, clubs are often beginning to sit down with players to discuss their futures and the likelihood of each person being awarded a new deal for next term.

But the coronavirus pandemic has made this task difficult for some lower league clubs, with many holding off until there is a greater clarity of their respective futures before handing out contracts.

The only Swindon Town player whose future has started to be decided is Scott Twine – the attacker has gone on record on multiple occasions as saying he is close to signing a new deal, though that has yet to be officially announced as completed by player or club.