ALI Koiki says a one-game-at-a-time approach will best serve Swindon Town as they look to keep their season alive as long as possible.

A return of just one point from Town’s last three League Two fixtures has significantly stalled their play-off push, and they are seven points below the top seven with nine games to go.

However, fortunes can change quickly in football as this time a fortnight ago, Town were preparing to make the long trip to Carlisle United where victory at Brunton Park would have made it 13 points from five games.

As Richie Wellens’ side eye a much-needed return to form when they face Morecambe at the Energy Check County Ground this weekend, young loanee Koiki wants Town to focus on that game alone rather than the possible permutations that may unfold over the concluding six weeks of the season.

Koiki said: “We have to take it game by game and try to do as much as we can in each game.

“We have to put our focus on that, rather than looking at it long term because we are not having the best run of form.”

Wellens has granted Koiki his first taste of senior football, with the Town boss bringing the 19-year-old to the County Ground from Premier League side Burnley during the January transfer window in a deal that lasts until the end of the season.

So far, the teenage left-back has made seven appearances for Swindon, although last weekend’s outing against Port Vale came after he missed the three previous matches altogether.

Koiki was delighted to be back involved against the Valiants and says Wellens has given him plenty of advice on how to improve his game while he remains under his guidance at SN1.

“It was definitely pleasing to play again, but I just want to get my head down and start to get a better run of games and continue to stay in the side,” said Koiki.

“The manager spoke about mental attitude and to keep being positive because I have the ability, I just need to apply myself.

“It is definitely a different type of ball game playing U23s and men’s football. You have to be confident throughout the whole game and throughout the season.”