SWINDON Town defender Jonathan Grounds said the club’s win over Crewe Alexandra on Saturday was a good start but admitted there is much to be improved on still.

Town were the beneficiaries of some inefficient forward play from David Artell’s men and stole the points in injury time when Scott Twine turned home the winner.

Both assistant manager Tommy Wright and defender Grounds conceded the home side was second best, but said Town were not about to look a gift horse in the mouth in their plight against relegation.

Reacting to a fortunate win at the County Ground, Grounds said: “There are definitely parts of the game that we need to improve on.

“There are things like getting up the pitch a bit better and maintaining attacks which helps us a back-line by giving us a little bit of a breather.

“The win on Saturday was a start for us, and other teams around us losing as well is a big bonus because that helps us get out of the bottom four.

“We've got to take it game by game and get as many points on the board as we can.”

The 33-year-old was making his first appearance of the calendar year on Saturday and enjoyed a solid game at the heart of a five-man defence.

Grounds felt the change in shape worked well and helped to suffocate many of Crewe’s attacks early on.

He said: “It feels a little more comfortable playing five at the back, and I thought it also gave us a little bit more security in the middle of the pitch.

“It gave us an opportunity to get our wing-backs a little bit higher for the press that we worked on.

“We tried to press them higher up the pitch to stop them building from the back, and hopefully nick it a little higher up the pitch so we could create some chances for ourselves.”