SWINDON Town defender Kyle Knoyle says his side’s aim is still to reach the League Two play-offs, starting with a win away at Milton Keynes Dons this afternoon.

Town travel to Buckinghamshire looking to continue their unbeaten away start to 2019, while attempting to secure a first league win away at Stadium MK since August 2008.

If Richie Wellens’ side are to pull off a remarkable second-half-of-the-season comeback, they will likely need to win three out of every four games they compete in until May as 75 points has been the average tally needed to qualify for the play-offs in recent seasons.

Dependable full-back Knoyle believes Wellens’ January transfer window signings will bring the desired quality needed to reach their goal and prevent it being another frustrating mid-table finish.

Knoyle said: “I think everyone knows the aim is still the play-offs.

“The quality that the manager has brought in is more than enough to help us creep up the table and hopefully get in the play-offs come the end of the season.”

The right-back is looking forward to testing himself at one of the most reputable clubs in the division and is aware that Swindon will have to pick up wins in difficult places if they are to achieve their goal.

Knoyle continued: “The size of MK’s stadium is very impressive and they’re a big club as well.

“I know they’ve dipped in form recently, but they’re in and around where we want to get to.

“We need to climb up the table, so it’s a big game and hopefully we can get the three points.”

Wins are what will be required for Town to extend their season beyond the first week in May, but they will have to start coming at SN1 as well as on the road.

Since Wellens took over as manager back in November, Swindon have continued to strengthen their reputation as one of the leading away teams in the division.

However, most of their woes have come at the Energy Check County Ground where 10 fruitless matches this season have led to one of the worst home records in League Two.

Knoyle insists performances – bar a few of exceptions – have improved under Wellens and feels it is only a matter of time until they start marrying that to positive results.

He said: “I would say that the Crawley game was an anomaly because, in the Lincoln game, we played very well as a team.

“Lincoln defended very well and, on another day, we would have got the three points, so I’m not sure (about the differences in home and away form).

“Obviously, the Crawley game wasn’t the best performance, but apart from that, I feel like our form has been quite good.”