DAVID Flitcroft viewed not losing, rather than a potential two points dropped, as the important feature of Saturday’s 2-2 draw against League Two basement boys Chesterfield at the Energy Check County Ground.

Having won their previous five matches, Town were on the verge of subsiding to a surprise defeat at home to the struggling Spireites until they were rescued by a penalty deep into injury time, converted by top scorer Luke Norris.

Midfielder Timi Elsnik had curled the hosts ahead straight after half-time before Swindon were stunned by an excellent control and finish from visiting striker Kristian Dennis and an out-of-this world strike by Jak McCourt.

The intervention of Norris stretched Town’s unbeaten sequence and Flitcroft insisted: “It’s a great point. This team is not getting beat.

“I know the media like getting a drama out of it when we don’t win a football match, I understand that. But I always look for the positives and I see a group of players improving all the time.

“You’re not going to keep on winning games, even though you want to but, I’ve said it before, ‘don’t lose that game.’ “That’s what we have done today. Hopefully the supporters can see that spirit, they stayed on to applaud the players after the game and we can get that connection with the players over the season.’’ Town overcame injury blows to Amine Linganzi who limped out of the action barely two minutes in with suspected hamstring trouble, while striker Harry Smith was forced off by concussion protocols after receiving a nasty bump on the head.

Flitcroft may also be without midfielder Donal McDermott for a lengthy spell, saying: “It’s ankle ligaments with Donal, he rocked his ankle and your timeline, if it’s a bad one, it’s potentially six weeks.

“Knowing Donal as I do, and the strength of character he’s got - the mental strength - potentially he could get back in four.

“But it’s one of those injuries, the ligaments, you’re always going to get the worst of it and it just stays in there and niggles on the end stage of rehab. So we’re hoping (for) four weeks.’’ He added: “Amine’s hamstring was tight. I don’t know whether he’s come in from the warm-up and we’ve been out there maybe too long before the start of the game. I’m not sure, but it’s just tightened up and Amine knows himself.

“He had a sporadic training week, there’s been a problem with his back we’ve tried to rectify so it could be coming from that, we’re not sure.

“I’m glad he’s come off and hopefully it doesn’t turn into a four-week injury.’’