Gavin Gunning said that he believes wholeheartedly that he can turn Swindon Town’s fortunes around despite a frustrating interim spell.

The 33-year-old has won three of his 13 games as interim head coach as Town have slipped down to 19th place in League Two and are staring at the prospect of finishing in the lowest league position in the club’s history.

The Adver asked Gunning how he would evaluate his three months in charge and the work that he has been able to accomplish.

He said: “It has been massively frustrating; I think we have had a couple of decent results but it has only been a few with three wins and that has been the frustrating part.

“It kind of killed us when in the first six games I think we should have won five of them probably and then we have been in between.

“The pitch kind of turned a bit and we went from playing really good stuff before it changed and then the teams that were coming here would sit in and we couldn’t break them down because the pitch was bobbling everywhere, which has obviously been a big frustration.

“That is no blame on the groundsman, that is about what he inherited and how the pitch has gone.

“It has been frustrating for me, I know the fans even before I came in were massively frustrated and it has not been what anyone expects.

“But I have seen, and I know that we can turn this around massively.”

Gunning has previously stated that he would like to turn his interim reign into a permanent one and has been given the opportunity to make a case for himself by the club’s hierarchy.

However, when asked where he believed he had improved his chances of getting the job permanently, Gunning said that was a question for Clem Morfuni.

He said: “I don’t know. I think that you would have to ask Clem that.

“If you were here every day then you would see the process of me being the first one in and the last one away.

“Obviously I am giving it everything, but sometimes the performances probably haven’t looked like that and that is the biggest frustration for me.

“I have been debriefing them and just trying to be open and honest with the lads about where we are at and where we have to get to.”