Swindon Town have made their longest unbeaten start to a league season this century, after making it seven games without defeat against Walsall.

Michael Flynn’s side have picked up 15 points so far this season after winning four of their opening seven matches and drawing the other three, meaning this is the longest the club have gone without a league defeat from the beginning of the season since 1995.

This run surpasses the sides of 2006/07 and 1968/69, who managed to navigate six matches of the season before tasting defeat, with only the 1995/96 season getting off to a faster start in the club’s history when they went nine undefeated to start the season.

To begin the season in 1995, Steve McMahon’s chargers won five of their first seven and then wracked up another two victories before eventually being downed 4-3 by Wrexham, in a season in which they romped to the Division Two title.

The only team to have taken more points than the current team during their first seven games this century was the 2006/07 side, who, under Dennis Wise, won their first six games of the season before also being defeated for the first time by Wrexham, 2-1. They would eventually earn promotion from League Two in third place.

Michael Flynn said on his side’s start to the season: “I don’t think you can know what you are able to achieve this early, but I just want to keep playing the way we are playing.

“We want to grind out results, play attractive football, and keep the fans on the edge of their seats.

“But we are seven games in, and nothing is won after seven games, as much as I wish it was because having seen the table that would be great.

“Seven games is nothing, the only thing it does do is mean that if we have a blip then we have already got points on the board and then hopefully we will recover and go on another run.”

Comparing this start to other successful seasons makes for good reading for this side, with only one of the four title winning teams in the club’s history taking more points by this stage, in 1995/96.

Swindon are one point better off at this stage of the season than they were in the 2019/20 season under Richie Wellens, accrued six more points than Paolo Di Canio's 2011/12 champions, and eight more than the 1985/86 Division Four title winners.