SWINDON Town’s home resurgence came to a shuddering halt on Tuesday as an impressive Coventry City side exposed their frailties for us all to see once again.

Thankfully, sides with the quality of the Sky Blues aren’t the norm in League Two, but with Town having ambitions of automatic promotion, we shouldn’t be losing such important games at home.

Tuesday’s performance was by no means a repeat of the shambles we saw against Crawley Town and Barnet, as again our front-line looked the real deal, with Luke Norris again showing why he’s one of the best strikers in League Two.

But unlike the Stevenage game, our midfield were far too weak and ineffectual. James Dunne never got a hold of the game and his lack of discipline at a vital time cost Town dearly.

Hopefully Amine Linganzi will take his chance in midfield this Saturday against Cambridge United at the County Ground and show us why he should be playing every week.

The last few games especially have reaffirmed my thoughts that this current Town squad is one of the strangest I’ve seen put together in a long time.

It’s completely unbalanced between defence and attack. We have an abundance of strikers but not enough quality at the back.

On Tuesday, our £300,000 striker Kaiyne Woolery played no part at all.

That tells you of the wealth of talent we’ve brought in, which isn’t a bad thing, but that mismanagement of the squad and budget has left us short of quality in defence, which is one reasons we’ve had an underwhelming start.

It was good to see Matt Preston join on Monday and I’m sure the centre back will provide decent cover but he was needed when Dion Conroy was fit, not when the former Chelsea man is potentially out for the season.

This is an issue but not one that can be fixed before January, so let’s hope the manager can take advantage of his attacking options and we see an improvement at the back.

If they don’t sort themselves out quickly, Town could easily find themselves further away from those coveted top three spots.