PHIL Brown expects to find out his fate as Swindon Town manager next Tuesday when he meets for a post-season debrief with club chairman Lee Power.

Brown was handed the reins at the Energy Check County Ground for the final 10 games of the League Two season but has missed out on the objective of a play-off finish after picking up just one win during his tenure so far.

The former Premier League manager has stated his interest in staying on in Wiltshire, but his future will not be determined until after Saturday’s final match of the season at home to champions Accrington Stanley.

Victory over Accy could be enough to secure him an extended stay as Town boss, although Brown is well aware that may not be warranted given the team’s record since his arrival.

“On Tuesday, I will be sitting down with the owner and we will see where it takes us,” said Brown.

“I am a little bit in the dark, if truth be known, with one game to go. I am wanting to finish on a high, I’d like a good performance with the champions in town.

“I think any kind of positive result tips things in your favour, but I am a realist. I have been in the game a long time and to win one game out of nine has been very disappointing.

“The Morecambe result, the Carlisle result, the Yeovil result, these are results that if I don’t get the job, will have probably cost me.

“Winning games of football is simply what the game is all about.

“People talk about styles of football and philosophies and DNA, and I think we have played some decent football, and I think there have been one comments after games that have said we have done better than the previous incumbent.

“But that doesn’t count for anything if you haven’t won the game, and that is what the owner will be looking at.

“If I was shelling out the budget that Lee Power has this year, I would be wanting a better return and he hasn’t got it.

“I am in no-man’s land, unfortunately, with somebody else’s team, and that’s where it lies.”

Brown believes a number of Town’s players have under-performed since he took over – an opinion that is reflected within sections of the changing room.

Although desperate to taste victory at the County Ground for the first time as Swindon boss on Saturday, Brown is wary that another lacklustre showing could well seal his fate.

“I have had a conversation with (midfielder) Ollie Banks. Ollie won’t be playing on Saturday, I have let him go back to Oldham,” said Brown.

“I sat down with him and he opened up. He said: ‘The players in the changing room have let you down’. I know that, he didn’t have to tell me that.

“I want a final go at the champions of the second division and the team I will put out there will be capable of, one, running around, two, competing against the team that has finished first and, three, winning the game.

“If that happens on Saturday, that might just give me a chance to manage this club next year.

“At the same time, there might be one or two players that think ‘I don’t want him at this club’. Therein lies my problem.”