SWINDON Town manager Richie Wellens heaped praise on his side’s final third efficiency after Morecambe were downed 4-0 at the County Ground this afternoon.

Four men were on target for Town as they kept hopes of poaching a top seven spot alive, largely thanks to a performance that displayed signs of confidence and ability in the Shrimps’ half.

If the up-and-down nature of League Two wasn’t typified by the contrasting elements of Town’s two most recent games, little will.

Movement from Theo Robinson, Kaiyne Woolery, Keshi Anderson and Kyle Bennett pleased the Town boss, who admitted he could even enjoy watching his side’s performance levels during parts of the second half.

He added: “The way we performed in our own third and the middle third was very similar to last week (against Port Vale).

“We dominated possession and moved the ball around really well. But the difference this week was the front four really excited us.

“They made different movements, were positive and never turned down runs behind. We caused Morecambe problems from the first minute.

“It was a massive improvement in the final third compared to last week, the amount of crosses we put in helped create dangerous situations.

“It’s a really positive day and I actually enjoyed watching it. Sometimes as a manager you can get caught up in what’s happening.

“At times I could sit back and enjoy our performance.

“A lot of what we worked on in the training ground I was seeing on the pitch. It’s frustrating as a manager when you work on things, but don’t see it.

“Today was a good performance from one to 11.”

Wellens added he has granted the named four players a licence to express themselves more on the pitch, and deliver goods that match their own individual strengths.

Today that was made possible due to the reliable work of Town’s back four.

Wellens explained: “My back four, my two midfield players and my two full backs have to have certain things to work from.

“But the frontmen, I’m giving them a free licence to excite us. I want them to excite us, I think we have a really good front four.

“I want us to be positive and energetic. I’m not asking them to deal with long balls, I’m asking them to do best at what they’re good at.

“And today they delivered the goods which is pleasing.”