SWINDON Supermarine manager Lee Spalding has called for a return to a higher standard of performance from his side as they seek a return to winning ways in Southern League Premier Division South.

Marine are currently in the midst of a three-match winless streak – and a run of one victory in seven league games – ahead of Saturday’s home game against Beaconsfield Town.

Although Spalding has taken heart from most recent displays – even if they have failed to produce results – what he witnessed in last weekend’s 2-0 loss at Basingstoke Town fell short of what is expected.

The Marine chief is therefore determined to set that right when Beaconsfield travel to the Webbswood Stadium.

“Last weekend was disappointing but we need to pick ourselves up and make sure we beat Beaconsfield at home now,” said Spalding.

“We can’t dwell on it, we have to stay positive. It is important we get a reaction and get back to winning ways as soon as possible.

“Before last weekend’s game, I thought we were doing well. The three previous games had been three really positive performances.

“That is the key – getting back to that level again. We have set the standard, so it is important we return to them quickly.”

Conor McDonagh and Stuart Fleetwood have led the goal charge for Marine this season, netting 25 and 16 times respectively.

However, the duo have drawn a black in each of the last three fixtures and Spalding says it is up to his whole squad to shoulder the burden of navigating a way to victory.

“It can’t be down to certain individuals, it is up to the whole team to perform,” said Spalding.

“If all the players do well and do what they have been asked to do, you know you are going to get a good performance.

“We didn’t get that last weekend and that’s what we need to get back to against Beaconsfield.”

Marine have moved to strengthen their squad ahead of this weekend’s match by signing forward Harry Williams from National League South side Gloucester City.

Williams, who began his career at Cheltenham Town, joined Gloucester at the start of the season having returned from playing in the USA for Sacramento Republic.

Manager Spalding added: “We are bringing in yet another talented player in Harry, who has Football League and Conference League experience.

“Having acquired his signature, we now have more competition in our attack, something we have been looking to address for a while.”