NICKY Ajose admits that Town need to start creating more in front of goal if they are to arrest their current run of form.
Speaking to the official website, the frontman says that, had Swindon claimed at least a point against Oldham last Tuesday, it could have marked an upturn in the side’s fortunes.
“I thought we’d turned a corner on Tuesday by nicking a point,” he said. “It would have been a start but we just need to try and score first. I can’t remember the last time we scored first. The first goal in every game is so important and it’s difficult when you’re going behind all the time but I think if we do more work and become more fluid and create more chances, we’re going to give ourselves the opportunity to score more goals. At the moment, we’re not creating enough to score the goals to win games.
“The only thing we can do is roll our sleeves up and keep working. We need to start picking up points even when we’re not at our fluid best as we are at the moment.”
Ajose netted Town’s goal in the 2-1 defeat to the Latics in midweek and says that, with games against Coventry and Wigan to come, the team have been working hard to polish the style that served Swindon so well last term.
“Tuesday was tough to take,” he said. “Getting back in the game then throwing it away like that within minutes but the lads can see the light at the end of the tunnel. We’re working on things and you can see what we’re trying to do so it’s definitely positive.
“We’ve worked all game to get one chance and managed to get back in the game. It’s just really naïve to give a goal away like that. We spoke about it as a team and we know that it’s not acceptable.”
He added: “They (Coventry and Wigan) are two very good teams, Coventry especially are a very good team going forward,” he said. “It will be two tough games for us but we’re just concentrating on trying to implement the style of play and working on getting that right. If we get that right we know we’ll be a good team.”