DAVID Prutton has hinted at wanting to stay at Swindon next season after stating his desire to “put things right” following the club’s relegation to League Two.

The midfielder snubbed Brighton last summer to move to the County Ground having no doubt expected to have been involved in a promotion battle this season.

However, there could not have been a greater contrast between the fortunes of the two clubs, with the Seagulls having already been named League One champions while Town will suffer the ignominy of finishing bottom of the standings.

The Robins' slide into League Two has inevitably raised question marks over the future of a lot of the current Town squad, particularly the club's high earners.

Prutton, who is contracted until the summer of 2012, has accepted that the players have only themselves to blame for the events of this season and believes everyone involved at the club needs to work together to get Swindon back to where they belong.

“Everyone is hurting and it will take a giant leap of faith from the fans to see that recover,” he told the Advertiser. “My personal opinion is of putting things right. You join with all the optimism in the world and ultimately end up with the worst possible scenario you could have thought about.

“This type of thing never enters your mind but like Dougie (Jonathan Douglas) has said before, every nook and cranny of the playing and coaching staff are in it together. There is not one place you can point the finger because it is a shared responsibility, as it should be.

“As I said it will need a leap of faith from the fans and the club to sort out the mess that we have put ourselves in, which is the bottom line, we are to blame for it.”

Should Prutton stick with the club it will be the first time he has played in the Football League's basement division in his career.

At 29, the prospect of playing at that level has perhaps arrived sooner than he anticipated it would, but Prutton has long-since accepted that nothing is guaranteed in football.

“The game I have known over the last few years has become more and more ruthless,” he added.

“It would be nice If you could say I want to play here and want to play there but sometimes the reality is not like that.

“Of course each player wants to play at the best level you can but that is not always the case, we went into this season aiming to play at a high level but look at how it has ended up.

“There has got to be ambition (to achieve promotion next season) from top to bottom. There needs to be ambition from the players not to want to meander round that league for too long.”