Zac Elbouzedi said that he felt Swindon Town were displaying some strong early signs during their 1-1 draw with Salford City.

Swindon created numerous chances through the game and finally got the breakthrough courtesy of George McEachran, but Callum Hendry levelled the scores in stoppage time to see Town have to settle for a point.

Elbouzedi said that despite a lot of Swindon's players having played few games together, they were displaying exciting early signs.

He said: "It is a bit of both [frustration and excitement], I think that directly after the game everyone is frustrated.

"But we will probably sit down on Monday and watch the game back and we will see there are a lot of positives and if we keep doing that then we will be a match for anyone in this division.

"Like I said, it is only my second game and it is only the second game for a lot of lads, there were nine signings in January so it is a pretty new group coming together.

"I think the early signs are good and with the way that we play, you need to build those relationships, so with how Gav[in Gunning] wants to play and with it being so fresh and that is a really positive sign.

"There are still bits that have got to come, but it is the first time we have all played together and we looked pretty sharp and the only thing missing was that final pass or the final shot."

Gunning made a triple change after 65 minutes to swap his full front line for a different one, with Harry McKirdy, Charlie Austin, and Aaron Drinan coming on.

Elbouzedi said that with the way Gunning tries to play, making those changes helps the team to keep their intensity throughout the 90 minutes.

He said: "I think with the way Gav wants us to play, you can go all out and just not hold anything back.

"You can see that on the pitch, we are all putting in a shift and every time we get the ball we are trying to make things happen.

"Because if we know after 60 or 65 minutes then if we are tired there are others than can come on.

"As well it means that you can't be too comfortable because there is always going to be someone who can take your place if you are not doing the job."