TWO strikers, a proven number 10 and a winger – that’s the makeup of Richie Wellens’ summer transfer ‘wish list’ after Rob Hunt was confirmed as Swindon Town’s sixth summer signing on Monday morning.

Hunt, 23, was snapped up by Wellens for free following the mutual termination of his contract at Oldham Athletic – for whom he made 43 appearances last season.

The full back joins on a two-year deal, and is likely to play on the right side of Wellens’ defensive line - but is equally as capable on the left.

Hunt’s capture means the Town boss has completed transfer business regarding full-back players.

But, it is likely Wellens will target an additional centre back to bring in towards the end of the summer window.

Sid Nelson will not be that player, with Wellens confirming to the Adver that the resolute 23-year-old defender is out of Town’s price range following his successful end-of-season stint with Tranmere Rovers.

“Up front is pretty much the only area we are working on now,” said Wellens.

“Rob Hunt has more or less completed our defensive part of the team, though I might dip into the loan market for one additional centre back – at the moment we only have three and I think we need four.

“Last year, for me, we didn’t have an out and out winger – a player that can stay out wide and stretch the game to give us good depth.

“We’re looking for a winger, and we’re looking for a No.10 type player – Kyle Bennett will fall into that. Two more strikers would complete the squad.

“I think we’ve done well so far, but – and I’ve said it before – strikers are the most difficult players to get. They are the ones that can hold out for the longest because there are very few and far between.

“There aren’t many out there that can guarantee goals.”

The Town squad started their pre-season schedule yesterday at Southampton University before they return to Wiltshire this morning for their first pitch session at the Beversbrook Sports Facility in Calne.

Wellens admitted he was keen to establish the core of his squad prior to next week’s opening pre-season fixture against Brimscombe and Thrupp.

And he is pleased with the progress made so far.

He added: “Last week wasn’t necessarily busy, we were just getting players that we had been working on for four or five weeks over the line.

“We were cautious and aware that because we’ve let so many players go that we needed to start working quickly. We wanted a good core group for the first day of pre-season, and we were able to do that.”