MATHIEU Baudry has a feeling of great comfort when playing alongside Swindon Town captain Dion Conroy.

The pair have formed a solid partnership in the centre of Richie Wellens’ defence – conceding four goals in the four games that both men have started against Scunthorpe United, Carlisle United, Exeter City and Northampton Town.

Only a poor call by the linesman denied Baudry and Conroy their second clean sheet of the season on Tuesday as Town went down 1-0 at home to Northampton in controversial circumstances.

But keen to move on from the incident, Baudry highlighted his strong bond with Town’s 23-year-old skipper Conroy.

The fact that both men have made evidently successful returns from long-term injuries has undoubtedly formed some middle ground between Wellens’ two standout defenders.

And the pair hope to be part of the first Swindon side to ever win at Cheltenham Town when they make the short trip north on Saturday afternoon.

Baudry said: “I get on really well with Dion. I think he’s a clever footballer.

“In pre-season, we talked a lot about the season to clear some things up – and we keep getting better.

“We have a good understanding of what needs to be done and discuss things in training.

“We’re getting better at organising – and that can only improve.

“The midfield has done a great job too – Jordan (Lyden) and Michael (Doughty) have both been great.

“Doughts has been grafting really hard, and all the lads as a unit have been working hard when they’re not on the ball.

“That has built a platform that allows us to express ourselves and play.

“We’ve got to keep these levels up and not get carried away.

“The main thing defensively is for us to work hard and get to those second balls.”

Game time for Baudry will come as a welcome relief having appeared only five times for Milton Keynes Dons in their promotion-winning campaign from League Two last season.

The Saint-Adresse born defender missed large parts of the season with injury and has admitted since his departure from Stadium:mk that he felt worthless and embarrassed.

“It’s well known I was injured last season and didn’t play many games,” said Baudry.

“It’s nice to get into a rhythm. The more games I play, the better I feel.

“I feel well physically at the moment, I’ve been looking after myself while being professional.”