PHIL Brown plans for Swindon Town’s workmanlike performance during Saturday’s 2-1 win at Notts County to act as a catalyst for further success when travelling east to face Colchester United on Saturday.

Town re-produced the battling qualities displayed in the club’s performances against Macclesfield and Cambridge from earlier in the season to come from behind and beat Harry Kewell’s Notts County 2-1 at Meadow Lane on Saturday.

The game was Town’s third win this season that they had to earn by reversing early fortunes, and it will act as a big confidence boost ahead of this weekend’s trip to the Colchester Community Stadium.

“The result (against Notts County) is more for the players than me,” said Brown.

“When you cross that white line and you’re not fully confident in your ability and things aren’t going for you, you just have to keep working at it.

“A workmanlike performance, like ours against Notts County, can kick you on again – hopefully we can take that with us for next weekend at Colchester United.”

Five team changes were made ahead of Saturday’s fixture, with first team regulars Keshi Anderson, Elijah Adebayo and Toumani Diagouraga all absent from the starting sheet.

Kaiyne Woolery was also missing after he picked up a slight niggle to his knee during Thursday afternoon’s training session in the build up to Town’s latest contest.

While not a big concern, Brown was unprepared to risk his pacey forward.

Instead, the 59-year-old hopes to use a planned behind-closed-doors friendly against Southampton in the first week of November and Town’s FA Cup first round tie against York City as games where members of the squad not getting regular minutes can put forward their case for selection.

Brown said: “It was purely selection where Toumani (Diagouraga) and Kaiyne (Woolery) are concerned.

“Where Kaiyne is concerned, he actually went down in a bit of pain on Thursday, we’ve had him looked at over the weekend and it’s important we get him psychologically clear to say there’s nothing wrong with that knee so we can push on with it.

“Hopefully, we get the call where we can make that step where his training and minutes are concerned with regards to playing first-team football.

“Ideally, we’re looking at a game behind closed doors against Southampton in the first week of November.

“For him to get 90 minutes under his belt then and probably in the FA Cup first round is our plan for Kaiyne.

“It’s also the game plan for a number of players that want to get out there, though.

“There’s competition for spaces, that’s music to my ears. I hope that continues throughout the season.”