Manager Veljko Paunovic has delivered a promising update on the contract negotiations with defensive duo Michael Morrison and Tom McIntyre.

The pair are both out of contract in the Summer and currently are out through injury, leading to some Royals fans worrying that one of, if not both, had played their last game in the blue and white hoops.

When asked about the status of the negotiations, manager Veljko Paunovic confirmed that he is hopeful the duo will remain at the club.

"Talks are ongoing, that is the stage that we are at," said the Serbian manager.

"I have to say on McIntyre, I have faith he'll be here for a long time."

"With Michael, there is a situation with him that, because of the confidentiality of his contract, we cannot share details.

"But I am very positive that Michael will be with us also next year and for more time."