Swindon chief executive Nick Watkins has revealed the managerless League One club have whittled their shortlist down to two candidates and expect to make an appointment before Saturday.

The Robins have been without a permanent manager for five weeks now, with Newcastle academy director Richard Money believed to be the leading contender for the position.

Watkins said on the club's official website: "The two candidates we have been speaking to are currently in work. We hope to be in a position on Thursday to speak to the club concerned with a view to the selected candidate joining Swindon Town Football Club."

He added: "Throughout the process we have at all times remained committed to identifying the candidate who, in our view, can take this club forward and who, over the next four to five years, can assist us in achieving our declared Championship objective.

"The innate ability to manage, motivate, coach and inspire players, allied to first-hand experience of operating at League One or Championship level as a minimum, are essential attributes that the successful candidate must show."

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