SWINDON Town assistant manager Noel Hunt insists his and boss Richie Wellens’ job on the touchline will be made easier with the addition of ‘wise heads’ during the January transfer window.

Tuesday night’s tie against Stevenage saw manager Wellens field a team made up of seven players aged 22 or less with an overall average age of 23.

Ahead of tomorrow’s second round FA Cup tie against National League South leaders Woking at the County Ground (2pm), Hunt revealed adding players in their late 20s to the squad will help translate messages from the touchline into the heads of the club’s younger players easier.

He said: “I think we do need some older players in January, we need some players that have been there and done it.

“We need players that can almost gel the younger ones with the older players – that’s a very important part of having a squad.

“When games get tough, it’s important to have those players with experience who will pull things around.

“Sometimes if myself and Richie are shouting, we just don’t hear – if we have someone in the game who can pull people around and understand what it means to see a game through it will work a lot better for us.”

Meanwhile Hunt has called on his players not to focus on outside influences, with Woking expected to bring a large volume of travelling supporters.

Relishing the atmosphere ahead of Sunday’s tie, Hunt said focussing on what happens inside the County Ground’s four lines is key if Town are to put their name in the third round hat for the first time in six seasons.

“However many people they bring doesn’t concern us, because we can’t control that,” said Hunt.

“Anything that happens outside of those four lines doesn’t concern us.

“It will be a great atmosphere, and a good day for everybody.”