SWINDON Town chairman Lee Power has revealed Phil Brown’s long-term future at the Energy Check County Ground remains “up in the air”.

On Saturday, Power watched his first game at the County Ground since Brown took over from interim manager Matt Taylor on March 12, a match in which Town were held to a goalless draw against Carlisle United.

Favourable results elsewhere though meant Swindon edged a point closer to the League Two play-off frame, now two points short of seventh-placed Coventry City.

And while Brown has settled well into his new role and seemingly had a positive impact on the team, his long-term future at the club remains undecided.

Power told BBC Wiltshire before Saturday’s game: “It’s all in the air.

“Everything is a last-minute decision, especially in the position we’re in at this moment in time where it could go down to the last game of the season.

“Phil knows that. He’s been in football a long time and we had that conversation when he agreed to take the job.”

Players and members of the management at the club have spoke of the “breath of fresh air” since the arrival of Brown and his assistant Brian Horton.

And it’s a phrase Power also referred to when quizzed about how the 58-year-old former Hull City boss was attracted to Swindon.

“Phil’s been a breath of fresh air – but it’s a results industry, and that’s what we need to do,” said Power.

“Phil’s a positive person, as is Brian Horton. Everyone seems positive and happy – we need to now get that on the pitch and start winning.

“Looking at the games left, they are winnable. But at the same time, you look at the last five or six games that have been winnable and we haven’t won.

“Anyone can beat anyone in this league. We’re not on a great run.

“It’d be nice for these remaining games to go on a run. We need to, else we’re not going to get there.”

Power also claimed to have invested £2 million into the club throughout this season with the aim of promotion But the chairman admitted it’s not necessarily about how much money a club spends to earn success in League Two, using high-flying Accrington Stanley as an example.

“It’s not about how much money you spend or give, it’s what you do,” said Power. “We’re trying to finish the season off strong and get to where we need to be.

“The turnover of players is vast in this division. It’s not just us, it’s everyone. “We’ve had to put £2 million into the club to give ourselves what we thought was an opportunity to get out of the league.

“At this moment in time, it hasn’t worked.”