Udoka Godwin-Malife has his sights set on climbing back up the table after getting back to winning ways against Mansfield Town.

Swindon were third in League Two with a game in hand on the top two in the division after nine games of the season, prior to going on a run of one win in nine prior to Saturday’s injury-time win against Mansfield.

Godwin-Malife said that despite sliding down as far as 11th in the table ahead of the weekend, now Town have got back to winning ways he is hoping to hunt down the teams higher up the table.

He said: “Of course, Saturday felt like a bit of a weight off our shoulders, but every team goes through a rough patch and I would like to think that hopefully that is our rough patch done.

“Hopefully now we can go and start another run.

“Because of the start of the season and how well we did, it didn’t cause too much damage to our position in the table.

“Now it is just about climbing up the table, closing the gap, and trying to get in and amongst the [promotion] pack.

“Performance-wise and results-wise that win has given us a good lift going into tomorrow’s game.

“We feel confident and hopefully we can start a run again and climb up the table.”

However, Godwin-Malife is not expecting an easy time of it on Tuesday night as Swindon visit the Wham Stadium to take on Accrington Stanley.

The defender played all 90 minutes there last season with Forest Green Rovers and said that he and his teammates will need to be prepared for a fight for three points against the side currently occupying the final play-off spot.

He said: “Accrington are always a hard team to beat, it is a hard place to go, especially on a Tuesday night, but that is not an excuse, everyone has to go there as well.

“The atmosphere, the surroundings, it is a tight stadium, the fans are close to the pitch, and it is a club where they wear their hearts on their sleeve.

“What the boys will expect tomorrow is a fight, they are a fighting team and they will always fight for their manager and work hard for their manager.

“It will just be about imposing our game onto them and hopefully trying to come away with the three points.”