AS SWINDON Town tasted defeat again at the County Ground on Saturday, the lack of progress in home games continues to leave fans bemused as performances all over the country this season are such a contrast to the rubbish we’re served up here.

Maybe it’s the added pressure of playing at home? Maybe the atmosphere inside the stadium turns negative too quickly when we don’t start well?

But I think it’s simply down to the type of players we have at the club, resulting from a lopsided summer transfer window.

David Flitcroft assembled a good squad, but a team that works best on the counter-attack, who don’t focus on keeping possession for the majority of the game, but work effectively when moving it forward to one of our talented, pacy attacking midfielders to pounce.

A squad set up well to play away but struggle at home.

The biggest mistake was not bringing in a midfielder who can control a game; we are missing a quality playmaker - someone like Luke Berry, who was available this summer at Cambridge Utd but we missed out on, and is now running the show at Luton Town.

This season has been painful to watch for home fans, but thankfully this can be fixed in the January transfer window.

Our biggest problem is navigating through a tough December schedule, lets hope our midfielders find some inspiration and someone becomes the player we need to start finally improving our home form.

Something that can be fixed without the chairman opening his chequebook is how the manager uses his substitutions.

Once again this season it was painfully obvious before Newport County’s goal we needed some fresh legs to give us a lift. Instead, the manager changed nothing until the away side took the lead.

Kaiyne Woolery and Kellan Gordon needed to be introduced with at least 30 minutes left to give him them a chance to make an impact.

On Saturday, Swindon travel to Stevenage in the FA Cup second round. It’s been five years since we last had a decent cup run and we a long overdue one, let’s hope Flitcroft’s side can continue our season saving away form at Broadhall Way.