FIVE senior Swindon Town players have been selected to be part of a committee that can translate any issues or requests from the squad’s dressing room to members of the club’s management.

Danny Rose, Michael Doughty, Luke McCormick, Eoin Doyle and Mathieu Baudry shall all meet with manager Richie Wellens on a regular basis in an attempt to make players’ experience at Town enjoyable.

Wellens says committee meetings involve open discussions and cover issues including travel arrangements, players’ feedback on training and more.

Ahead of tonight’s EFL Trophy visit of Plymouth Argyle – the first of the Devon side’s two trips to the Energy Check County Ground this week – the Town boss emphasised the importance of a manager understanding any possible issue within the squad quickly.

Wellens said: “We speak to the committee and see if there are any issues going on within the squad.

“We all sit down, it’s open.

“Is there anything they want from me? Anything we can do better? Do they want to travel the day before? All these issues are discussed.

“In terms of players’ attitudes, we don’t have a big problem. But now everyone is getting fit, people start being a bit impatient because they want to play.

“As long as players react in the right manner, are good around the dressing room and good in training, then everyone will have a fair crack of the whip.”

One player that can make a point this evening is midfielder Doughty.

Doughty hasn’t started a game since Town’s trip to Cheltenham Town six-and-a-half weeks ago, a game where he picked up an untimely three-match suspension after being sent off.

A poor set of GPS results in a recent training session prompted a one-on-one chat between Doughty and Wellens on Monday.

Both men have agreed to nip Doughty’s training blip in the bud. And the 26-year-old has a chance to win his Town shirt back for Saturday’s League Two clash against Plymouth should he perform well against the Pilgrims tonight.

Wellens added: “Michael apologised regarding how he trained in one training session.

“I want Michael in my team, but he will be treated the same as every other player.

“I’m looking forward to seeing him play against Plymouth. If he plays well, he’ll have the shirt.”