TOWN’S infuriating trend of taking one step forward away from home but one back at the County Ground continued as an impressive 3-0 win at Mansfield Town was followed up with 1-0 home defeat to Lincoln City.

It’s almost as if David Flitcroft has two different teams - one he takes all over the country that picks up points almost everywhere they go - and a side who turn up at Swindon and fail to impress.

Fans that travel are watching and experiencing a different season to those who can only make home games, resulting in home fans losing interest at the County Ground and attendances falling week after week.

If you split the League Two table into home and away, Town currently sit top of the league in the away games table on 15 points after winning five of their seven games.

But in the home table, Swindon lie in 19th place with two wins out of seven.

If this trend continues it will become normal for players, making it harder to win home games, resulting in Town failing to earn the automatic promotion back to League One the club and its fans desperately needs.

One of the biggest problems at times at the County Ground has been manager David Flitcroft’s approach. His substitutions again on Tuesday night did more to hinder than help as Town searched for a winner before conceding late on.

In the 72nd minute the manager decided to take off one of our best players, striker-turned-winger Paul Mullin and replace him with the under-performing Donal McDermott when it would have been a positive move to remove midfielder Amine Linganzi and bring on pacy striker Kaiyne Woolery to partner Luke Norris up front.

Instead we sat back and conceded a set piece, finally introducing Woolery four minutes after the goal, giving him and his teammates seven to eight minutes to find an equaliser.

I understand playing cautiously is sometimes needed in games, but when we’re entertaining Lincoln City at home in October, shouldn’t we be trying everything we can to win the game?

On the positive side, Matt Taylor enjoyed his best week in a Town shirt, with his pinpoint crossing and superb passing ability.