Swindon are ready to admit defeat in their attempts to lure Ritchie Jones to the club.
The was released by Manchester United at the end of last season and had held discussions with the Robins in regards to a possible summer switch.
However, with the 21-year-old now believed to be closing in on a move to SPL side Hearts, Swindon boss Maurice Malpas admits that he is running out of patience with the player.
"I have to start deciding who is going on the pre-season tour and I need players desperate to come," he told the Swindon Advertiser.
"He's been difficult to get in touch with, his agent said they'd get in touch on Tuesday but I've not heard anything."