SWINDON Town caretaker boss Tommy Wright said the club’s contracted players have had enough chances to prove their worth and he is under no obligation to play them in the final game of the season.

Town travel to Wigan Athletic on Sunday lunchtime knowing they will be playing their football in the division below next term while the Latics made themselves safe with a game to spare.

With nothing except pride and bonuses to play for in either camp, Sunday’s League One fixture could be a chance to experiment with team selection and play those who have a future at the County Ground.

But Wright says he is more likely to choose players who simply want to play over those who are contracted into next season.

He said: “I think the players under contract here have had enough chances, they’ve played enough games.

“I’m playing Jordon Garrick for the simple reason that he wants to play football. I thought about playing him against Ipswich further up from the start, but after MK Dons, I thought I’d give him a bit of a breather.

“You saw when he came on that he’s got that electric pace and he unsettles defences. They dropped five yards because they’re wary of him.

“Everybody at the club has had a chance so nobody can say they haven’t. They’ve all had a chance.”

The caretaker boss revealed first-year pro, Harry Parsons is another who will be involved at the weekend, though to what extent remains unclear.

The striker has only made two appearances this term – playing 10 minutes in total against Crewe Alexandra and Gillingham, respectively. Wright praised Parsons for his hunger and willingness to learn in training, and said the squad needs more attitudes like that.

Asked how Wright planned to keep the motivation high and the show rolling on after relegation was confirmed, he said: “Last week was a tough week, after MK Dons, as you can imagine.

“Should you ever get tired of playing football? No. When you’re a kid, you come back in from school and you went straight out and played in the streets or wherever.

“We’ve got a chance to go and play at a lovely stadium in Wigan. Go and play, go and score a goal. Scott Twine, go and score a free-kick. Whoever is picked, go and play.

“There’s plenty of time for rest in the summer. They should want to play football all the time – it (player’s career) goes quickly.”