AWARE of Richie Wellens’ concern that complacency could creep into his squad’s mentality, right-back Rob Hunt called on his Swindon Town teammates to remain level-headed following Saturday’s impressive three-goal win against Macclesfield Town.

Hunt starred for Town against the Silkmen, setting up both of Eoin Doyle’s goals while being part of a back four that recorded Swindon’s first clean sheet since the club’s opening day win at Scunthorpe in early August.

It would be understandable for players to reach a mental high after Saturday, particularly given the dominant nature of Swindon’s performance which saw them hold 64 per cent of possession throughout the game.

But in the same way that players shouldn’t be too low following defeat, Hunt has stated controlling off-field emotions will play a key role in ensuring that Town’s focus on the job in front doesn’t derail from its current path.

He added: “We can’t afford to get too high or too low – it’s a long season and you’ve got to stick with what you’re good at and be consistently good at what your role is in the team.

“We can’t afford to get carried away, because we will probably have some bad runs. But there will be good runs in there too.

“Nothing has been mentioned about promotion, and there isn’t a points target for Christmas.”

Dagenham-born Hunt is coming off the back of a summer of change following the mutual termination of his contract at Oldham.

Town boss Wellens was delighted to snap up the promising 24-year-old, and stated a number of Championship clubs were interested in securing his services only two seasons ago.

The positive feeling appears to be mutual between Hunt and Wellens – with the former revealing the enjoyment he gets out of training with Town’s youthful coaching pair in Wellens and assistant Noel Hunt.

He added: “I thought moving here would be the best option for my development.

“I love playing for Richie, when he first took over at Oldham it was evident how well we played. That was one of the main reasons.

“The way he plays, and his man-management, is something I enjoy. Training is always delivered at a good tempo, and there’s a certain quality.

“He joins in pretty much every day, and so does Noel (Hunt) too. It’s good to train with people that know the game and have played at such a high level.

“It’s always good to learn, and that applies to the older players in the squad too.

“I’m thoroughly enjoying my time, and it’s closer to home too which is massive in football.”