AFTER the setback of the previous home game against Coventry, Town returned to winning ways on Saturday as goals from Keshi Anderson and Harry Smith brightened up an otherwise forgettable encounter against Cambridge.

This result moves Town into ninth in the table, four points from the automatic promotion zone, the only place in League Two acceptable for Swindon to finish on May 5, 2018.

I know it may seem too early to be looking at the table, but when we reach half-time this Saturday at Cheltenham, a quarter of our league season would have already been completed.

It’s time for Town to try and find their way into the top three sooner rather than later.

On Saturday, Anderson again showed why he’s keeping our £300,000 striker Kaiyne Woolery on the bench or playing out of position as he smartly tucked away his chance, and provided a lovely assist for Smith to score his first Town goal.

It’s clear to see Anderson is not a League Two player and could easily play at a higher level. Hopefully, Roy Hodgson isn’t paying attention and when his loan deal comes to an end in January and it will be extended to May at the first opportunity.

The other big standout was an impressive debut from Matt Preston. The former Walsall man looked at ease with the Cambridge front line as he exuded a calming, confident presence at the back, the opposite of what we’ve seen so far this season.

This Saturday, Town makes the short trip over to Whaddon Road as we visit Cheltenham.

With the Town faithful selling out the away section, we’re banking on a happier afternoon than our last visit when Mark Cooper’s side were on the end of a 5-0 hammering in the FA Cup in 2014.

Ever since the Robins made the jump up from non-league football they’ve proven to be a thorn in our side.

Town have only won two of the 10 games played since the first league meeting in 2002.