SWINDON Town head coach Ben Garner admitted he is slightly disappointed his team is not sat in second behind upcoming opponents Forest Green Rovers ahead of the pair’s clash on Saturday.

Heading into the game against the League Two leaders, Town sit fifth following a dominant victory over west-country rivals Bristol Rovers last weekend.

The win extended Town’s unbeaten run to three games – although the first two results in that sequence were draws as Swindon took a point from an away game at Northampton Town and a home tie against Colchester United.

Garner revealed he and his coaching discussed the possibility of having let the equivalent of up to two wins slip away from them as a result of drawing games that they could have won.

Speaking after Town’s win at the Memorial Stadium, Garner said: “We were talking about momentum as a staff during last week.

“Our only disappointment is we could have four to six more points, and should actually.

“Not so much the games we’ve lost because we probably deserved to lose against Port Vale and Carlisle. But with the games we’ve drawn, there could have been three more wins in there.

“It’s a case of turning those draws into wins as we aim to get more points on the board as quickly as possible.

“But I can’t speak highly enough of this group since I came in, they continue to get better and want to improve – that’s the aim.”

The only player who perhaps failed to hit the heights of his usual standards against Bristol Rovers was striker Tyreece Simpson.

A couple of chances passed the 19-year-old by as he was caught on his heels instead of attacking the front post.

Garner suggested a spot of fatigue may have caught up with the Ipswich Town loanee but has backed him to respond in the coming games.

He said: “Tyreece has massively improved so far this season already. He’s learning the game and improving all the time.

“I think he was perhaps a little bit jaded last weekend. At the start of the season he was up front on his own so perhaps that’s taken a little bit out of him.

“But he’s 19, and his physical output has improved in terms of his running – his data reflects that – and his performances have done too. He’s improving every day in training, he’s a great kid with a great attitude, and I think he’ll keep getting better and better over the season.”