‘IT HAS been a frustrating time’.

That seems to perfectly sum up how Swindon Town goalkeeper Luke McCormick is feeling after a run of four consecutive draws and a defeat to Crewe Alexandra on Easter Monday that has all but ended Richie Wellens’ side’s chances of stealing a League Two play-off spot.

Momentum had been steadily building under Wellens between January and the end of March thanks to five wins over teams in the top half and an increasing number of encouraging performances.

Yet April proved to be Town’s undoing as exasperating draw after exasperating draw followed on from one another, leading to the steam behind Swindon’s play-off dream fading into the night.

And following on from a completely underwhelming showing on Easter Monday from the majority of Town’s squad, McCormick could only find one word to sum up the past month.

He said: “It’s been a frustrating time. We’ve had games where we’ve kept clean sheets and not been able to score and vice-versa.

“It’s been frustrating, and it’s come at a time when we wanted to be picking up points and make the most of the good work that we’d done to get ourselves into that position in the first place.

“It’s been a frustrating few games, to say the least.

“As players, we’re well aware of the standings. We were aware of the Exeter result going into the Cambridge game (on Good Friday), so it’s beyond frustrating not to be able to capitalise on that situation.”

Monday’s 2-1 defeat to Crewe dropped Town down to 14th in the standings as Crewe jumped above them in a tightly-packed mid-table.

McCormick suggested it was one of the worst performances in his time at the club and admits the team are far from the finished article.

With Cheltenham Town as Swindon’s final away day of the season on Saturday – a place that they have never won – the 35-year-old stopper believes it is more important than ever for Wellens’ side to end that unwanted record as positive momentum into next season could be key.

He said: “The performance against Crewe was unlike us, and I think it’s fair to say it was unlike us because we haven’t been like that since I can remember.

“It just goes to show that there is plenty of work for us to do.

“We’ve come an awful long way, I believe, but we’re still not quite there and we need to go into the last two games and finish positively.”