SWINDON Town full-back Kyle Knoyle believes “the objectives should take care of themselves” if Richie Wellens’ side continue to produce the kind of performances that have seen them accumulate 10 points from the last 15 available to them.

The League Two play-off picture was looking even brighter for Town before another frustrating loss to Carlisle United on Saturday put Wellens’ men six points away from seventh place, albeit with a game in hand over those above them.

Kyle Bennett cancelled out Hallam Hope’s early opener before Callum O’Hare stole the points for the Cumbrians late on – putting an end to a four-game unbeaten run that had caused significant optimism around the County Ground terraces.

Nevertheless, stand-in left-back Knoyle has faith in Town’s rejuvenated squad to secure the target of seven more wins that Wellens laid down for his team in the aftermath of Saturday’s defeat, but insists they should not focus on the end goal – instead maintaining high levels of performance will be the key to securing a septet of victories, starting away at Stevenage tonight.

“I don’t think we have to put too much pressure on ourselves,” said Knoyle.

“The main goal is to bounce back from Saturday as soon as possible and hopefully pick up three points on Tuesday.

“We’ve got to take each game as it comes. With the quality of the squad that we’ve got available, the objectives should take care of themselves.

“I think seven more wins is a realistic goal. With the squad and the players that we’ve got, we’re more than capable.

“Last weekend’s result (against Colchester United), for example. Against a strong side, we won 3-0 at home, so if we carry on playing the way we have been then I think we are more than likely going to get into the play-offs.”

After successfully shutting down Colchester United’s Courtney Senior in his left-back debut on March 2, Knoyle did not enjoy as much success in the defeat to Carlisle, but insists all experiences will help him become a more complete defender.

Knoyle said: “It’s obviously different to what I’ve been used to. Either side full-back is more or less the same – it’s just a case of adjusting your position.

“On the other side, it’s a bit awkward at times, but I’m getting used to it and I’ve enjoyed it so far – last week more than this week due to the result – but it’s all part of my development as a player and as a full-back.”

The former West Ham United trainee is looking forward to coming up against ex-Town loanee Elijah Adebayo at Broadhall Way tonight and has full confidence in his ability to prevent the Stevenage striker from notching against his former club.

Knoyle said: “It will be good to see him. I was a good friend of his when he was at the club and I wish him all the best – hopefully we come out on top, though.

“I back myself to come out on top in that battle if it happens. We’ll just have to see if it happens.”