Aaron Drinan said that he has been impressed by the attitude of the Swindon Town squad during his time with the club so far.

Town have drawn two and lost two since the 25-year-old arrived late on Deadline Day, despite having taken the lead in three of those matches.

In their last two matches against Gillingham and MK Dons, Swindon fell behind and the Irishman felt that their ability to remain in the games was a positive sign to build on.

Despite the disappointing results, Drinan said that he had felt the character of the side had been a big positive of what the team had shown during his first weeks in Wiltshire.

He said: “When you lose a game it is always disappointing, that is just the feeling, but you are also trying to get positives in a negative situation.

“I think the group can be positive in the last two games with the way we went down in results, say today we were 2-0 down and we went behind at Gillingham and obviously we have come back twice.

“I don’t tend to dwell on things too much, because it was still early on in the game and there was still 80 minutes to turn it around.

“I know you don’t want to keep saying it ‘good character, good character’, but I suppose that is ultimately what today was, I suppose. Let’s try and be positive.

“I am quite a positive person, myself, and I think the changing room is also positive.”

Drinan’s best career season for goals came at this level during his time with Leyton Orient under Kenny Jackett and Richie Wellens when he found the back of the net 13 times during the 2021/22 season.

The striker said that he feels that focusing on the positives and remaining hopeful is the way that he can get the most out of himself and the team as a whole.

He said: “The number one thing is staying positive mentally, staying in the games, like today when things aren’t going to plan and as a striker, you can drift away from things when you are not involved as much, and then just keep making the runs and keep getting in the box.

“I am quite a positive person, so I believe that goals will eventually come back and assists will eventually come back, and then that will help the team.”