Richie Wellens said there was no hiding from the fact that his side’s performance was below par as they fell to a 1-0 home defeat to Crawley Town.
Swindon, before the game, were looking to make it three wins in four but were denied a continuation of their run by Filipe Morais’ finish on the cusp of half-time.
Keshi Anderson had the chance to equalise in the dying minutes of the game but had his penalty saved by Glenn Morris in the visitors’ goal.
Wellens was honest in his reflections after a lacklustre performance from his side:
“It hurts more the fact that a team has come, banked in, 5-4-1, defended and as soon as they’ve won the ball, they boot it up the pitch. It just goes to show where we are when we’re getting defeats like that.
“We’ve not really been in danger – the goal is disappointing. We’ve let him come inside on his right foot, get a cross in and our header away is poor.
“We should be making so many more chances that that. Did their keeper make any saves? The penalty – if we score that, we come away at 1-1. We still haven’t played well but we have that little bit of momentum – we have a home game next week and there’s a bit of belief.”
“There’s no hiding. It was poor – really, really poor. We had so many opportunities to play one-touch. We didn’t – we took three. We gave them belief. Every time someone takes three or four touches it gives them the belief to stay in the game.
“We have deficiencies in our set up at the moment where we allow a team to come and score, and just before half-time when we should be really switched on.”