Former Swindon Town assistant manager Gus Poyet said that the club need to find some consistency if they are to build sustainable success.

Poyet was assistant manager at the County Ground under Dennis Wise during Town’s 2006/07 promotion season from League Two, prior to leaving for Leeds United in October of that season.

Speaking to Football League World, Poyet, who is now the manager of Greece, said that he felt Swindon were too turbulent for prolonged success and needed to give their manager a chance to build something.

In the 16 years since Poyet’s spell at the County Ground, Swindon have earned promotion from League Two three times and been relegated back down from League One on a further three occasions. There have also been 18 permanent managers in that time.

He said: "Swindon is an incredible club. They always seem to get some good momentum and get promoted and everything looks fantastic, then something goes wrong, and everything is down, and it keeps happening in that cycle.

"It is amazing how many drastic ups and downs there are at Swindon.

"I think that if they can build some momentum with the help of the coach and the club, then I think the next step is consistency.

"They can’t be too quick in going up because then they will be too quick in going back down, they need to settle and take their time.

"It happened to us when I was there and I have seen it happen since, they need to control the emotions in both directions a bit better."

Michael Flynn’s current side are the first Town team this century to remain undefeated for longer at the start of the season than the one Poyet helped to manage with Wise.

To kick off the 2006/07 campaign, Swindon won six straight matches before eventually losing 2-1 to Wrexham in match seven. Whereas the present side have navigated the opening eight league matches of the season without tasting defeat and hope to equal the club record this weekend against Grimsby Town.

Flynn will be hoping to emulate the success of that season as it ended with promotion back to the third tier under Paul Sturrock, even with Wise and Poyet leaving after 15 games to take over at Elland Road with Town sitting third in the table.