TOWN’S impressive run of consecutive away wins sadly came to an end on Tuesday night as they suffered their first defeat on the road since the start of October.

After leading the game thanks to an own goal and a superb strike from Keshi Anderson, Town’s defensive frailties reared their ugly heads as a lack of concentration at a vital moment cost Swindon the point they were minutes away from earning.

Thankfully, only a few days previously, a superb second half performance away at Yeovil Town secured a well-deserved three points, leaving Town with a decent return on their weeks travels.

One thing noticeable in both games was a lack of strength and discipline in midfield, with attacking midfielder John Goddard coming into the side replacing defensively minded Amine Linganzi.

Town need that all important defensive base as it let’s attacking players go and do their damage, and helps protect the back four.

Goddard is a good player but shouldn’t be used alongside James Dunne; ideally Tom Smith would be playing with Dunne, but is wrongly out on loan at Bath City, hopefully Linganzi will be returning this weekend to help strengthen the Town side.

Unfortunately it seems Swindon will be without Timi Elsnik this weekend with the Derby loanee picking up another injury.

Since the manager has switch to a 4-2-3-1 formation it’s Timi that has benefited the most as he’s put in some superb performances, so it is a huge blow with him being sidelined.

Swindon return to action at the County Ground this Saturday where David Flitcroft’s side need to start including the majority of Swindon fans in the feeling of winning games, with home fans only enjoying three home league wins from nine games.

We all know in football it’s not a clubs away form that will ultimately win them promotion but a rock solid home record.

Winning away from home is important but it’s not where you pin all your hopes of a successful season, and in Swindon’s case the only success is a top three finish, anything else is failure.