DEFENDER Ryan McGivern says he and his Swindon Town team-mates have plenty to prove as they prepare to welcome the League Two champions to the Energy Check County Ground.

The 28-year-old, who can play on the left or in the centre of defence, is one of many players at the County Ground who could be without a club in the summer.

Accrington Stanley travel to Wiltshire on Saturday, and with the League Two title already in their hands and Swindon’s play-off hopes already dashed, the fixture may seem to be nothing more than a formality to some.

However, McGivern, who arrived in January, says he and his team-mates see the game differently, as it is instead an opportunity to end the campaign on a high and to potentially earn a new contract.

“I’m in a different scenario to most of the boys here because I came to the club late, but we want to finish the season on a high,” said McGivern.

“Hopefully we can put in a good performance on Saturday, win three points and send the fans home looking forward to next season.

“In the dressing room, there are players who are under contract and players who are out of contract, so people can say it’s a nothing game, but every game you go into has something on the line.

“It’s just a case of doing the best that you can and showing the manager what you are capable of and trying to earn a contract.

“There are always people watching games so you have to try your best and do yourself justice.

“I’ve enjoyed my time here and you can tell they’re a big club because they have got everything in place.

“They find themselves in League Two and probably shouldn’t. Although it has been a massive disappointment, there is everything you need to go again next season.”

McGivern’s future remains uncertain, as does manager Phil Brown’s as he prepares to enter the final game of his initial 10-match stint at the helm.

Brown is due to sit down with chairman Lee Power on Tuesday to discuss whether he will remain in charge next year.

While the uncertainty may have unsettled some players, former Port Vale defender McGivern doesn’t believe Swindon’s managerial situation is a strange one to work under.

“It’s not a complicated situation for us as players because we are paid to perform on the pitch, train every day and do our work to the best of our abilities,” he added.

“Obviously, the powers that be will take care of those situations because they are out of our hands. For me personally, it hasn’t been confusing at all.

“You come into work, give it your all, try to do the same on Saturday and repeat.

“It’s been an up-and-down kind of season for myself so to get a couple of games under my belt has been good. If it was up to me, I would want to just keep on playing.”