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Flynn admits Swindon Town need positive results 'soon' as dismal run of form continues

Boss Michael Flynn admitted an upturn in results had “to start happening soon” after Swindon Town’s miserable run of form continued.

Despite a 30th-minute goal from Charlie Austin, Town fell to a 2-1 defeat to Crewe Alexandra – their sixth loss in eight League Two contests.

Elliott Nevitt opened the scoring for the hosts at Alexandra Stadium before Courtney Baker-Richardson turned in the winner 19 minutes from time.

And as well as insisting more reinforcements would be coming in to bolster his squad this month, Flynn was adamant his group needed to stick together to arrest an alarming dip in form.

Speaking post-match, Flynn told the club website: “We’ve got to stick together. The players are obviously frustrated.

“But we need to strengthen in the areas I know and I will be doing all I can to do that.

“Let’s not dress it up, we need some results and they’ve got to start happening soon.”

Defeat left Swindon 15th in the fourth tier, with 34 points from 28 games played.

Assessing his team’s latest defeat, Flynn said: “It’s the same Achilles heel. We didn’t defend the box well enough.

“In terms of general play I thought we gave a good account of ourselves but even the offside goal there is a striker free in the box who’s got a tap-in.

“I could go on and say the second goal was offside but, if there’s a player there, he doesn’t get the chance to do that.

“It’s not an isolated incident is it? We have not defended the box anywhere near to the level that’s expected and what this club deserves. If you don’t do that, you struggle to win games.”

Swindon host Tranmere at the County Ground on Saturday (3pm).

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