SWINDON Town head coach Scott Lindsey has reiterated how hard the club is working to tie up new deals for players who see their current contracts run out in a few days’ time.

Town had offered new terms to seven players on their books from last season, with three having already decided their respective futures one way or the other.

Mathieu Baudry has re-signed for another year while Mandela Egbo and Jojo Wollacott rejected offers to make the switch to Charlton Athletic with former head coach Ben Garner.

Harry Parsons, Akin Odimayo, Rob Hunt, and Jack Payne make up the group whose futures remain up in the air.

Jordan Lyden continues to train with the club as Town monitor his progress following the long-term injury he sustained in February. He has not yet been offered a new contract.

Speaking to Town’s own media team, Lindsey has assured fans the club is working around the clock to extend the stays of the aforementioned quartet.

He said: “I’m delighted with the players we’ve managed to bring in so far.

“Each one has their own qualities which helps add a different dimension to the team, and hopefully they can all hit the ground running.

“We are working hard behind the scenes to secure the services of some of our current players, but these things do take time unfortunately.

“We are under no illusion we need to strengthen the squad further if we are to compete, and work is ongoing to bring in some more players.”

Having been in the role for just over a week now, the club’s former assistant was discussing the transition between the number two role and being in the hot seat.

Lindsey said he has taken to the role without too much trouble, aside from the fact he has often been unable to put his phone down.

Asked what the differences are between being an assistant and a head coach, Lindsey said: “In all fairness it hasn’t been hugely different. The phone hasn’t stopped ringing so that’s been something I’ve had to adjust to.

“As you can imagine this stage of the season is always a busy one, but something I’d previously have just supported with in the past, so it takes a bit of getting used to.

“With the phone constantly ringing, I’m making important decisions on players we are looking to bring in and assessing potential transfer targets, while working with my dedicated coaching team to identify targets that will fit into our remit.

“But to be honest, the first-team coaching role isn’t dissimilar to that of an assistant, and being here last season, knowing my players well and how the club operates has helped immensely.

“Jamie has come in as my number two and been fantastic which has been a huge positive.”