JERRY Yates says victory for Swindon Town in their next two fixtures will help atone for Saturday’s missed chance in the FA Cup following a 1-1 draw away at Cheltenham Town.

Yates’ goal in the first minute of stoppage time at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium at the weekend looked to have been enough to secure Swindon a first-ever away win over their West County rivals – and send Richie Wellens’ side into the second round of the Cup too.

However, there was still time for one more twist as Alex Addai struck almost immediately after the restart to level the scores and ensure the two sides must meet again in a replay.

Town will play in two other competitions before that rematch – away at Bristol Rovers in the EFL Trophy on Wednesday night before travelling to Salford City in League Two next weekend.

Striker Yates has eyed victory in both of those games and reckons it will be the perfect tonic to their FA Cup frustrations.

“Obviously we’re disappointed to concede a goal in the last minute, but we did everything we had to do – we just didn’t get the win,” said Yates.

“We’ve got to react against Bristol Rovers and Salford. We’ll be fine.

“We dominated the game. I missed a few chances but everyone kept going and we got our goal.

“We lacked a bit of concentration, but that’s minor – all we can do now is put it right.

“Maybe we switched off a bit but that’s down to all of us. We’ve got to be switched on from the get-go.

“The lads still have their heads held high. We want to get it back in the replay.

“I thought the lads played excellent. We got on the ball and weren’t scared to take risks.

“We got down the sides of Cheltenham and created opportunities. We’ve got to be a bit more clinical next time.”

Yates was partnered by Kaiyne Woolery up front against Cheltenham, sparking a change in the Swindon attack after a run of five games in a row alongside Eoin Doyle.

The Irishman is only on loan at SN1 from Bradford City and had not been given permission to play by his parent club.

Although Doyle’s absence did affect Swindon, Yates says there is ample talent in the squad to help cover it.

“It was a lot different without Eoin. He’s been flying and we missed him on Saturday because he is clinical,” said Yates.

“We have a lot of talent. If someone is injured or not available for selection, then we can bring players in and still play well.

“Eoin was a big loss.”