LLOYD Isgrove may have been the catalyst for plenty of Swindon Town goals already this season but the coaching staff are keen for him to up his own strike rate too.

Isgrove has been amongst the leading performers for Town in the opening month of the 2019-20 campaign and is one of the first names on manager Richie Wellens’ team sheet following his arrival at the club on a free transfer over the summer.

The 26-year-old has provided a string of assists in Town’s early fixtures but has yet to hit the back of the net himself.

That is a pattern of Isgrove’s career as his 96 appearances in the professional game have yielded only four goals.

Town first-team coach Tommy Wright also worked with Isgrove when the two were together at Barnsley and says the winger’s threat in the final third is of the highest quality, but has also urged him to be more selfish in front of goal.

“Lloyd has got a very good end product but what I would say is that he needs to score more himself,” said Wright.

“I have always told him that in the times I have had him.

“He has got a great record with assists but sometimes he has got to chip in with goals.

“I think he has got to get in certain areas where he can score goals, which he can do better and we have spoken about that.”

Isgrove has been a big hit with the Swindon supporters since making a switch to the Energy Check County Ground in the off-season.

The Somerset-born player arrived with plenty of pedigree, having come through the ranks at Southampton and even made an appearance for Saints in the Premier League in 2014.

He is also a man for the big occasion, having netted for Barnsley in their League One play-off final victory over Millwall at Wembley in 2017.

Wright says the attributes Isgrove possesses means it is obvious why he has swiftly established himself as a fans’ favourite at SN1.

“He has been popular since he came to the club. The fans like him,” said Wright.

“Someone said he is like Matt Ritchie when he was here with that busy style – and look what he has gone on to do.

“You have got to remember that Lloyd has played at a higher level.

“He scored in the play-off final at Barnsley when I was there, and he has played for Southampton and Sheffield Wednesday. He is a very good player.”