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Ronan Darcy thinks Swindon need to start converting good performances into wins

Ronan Darcy believes that Swindon need to develop their ruthless streak if they are to build on their promising early season performances. Total Sport’s Joe Acklam spoke to the midfielder following Town’s 2-0 loss to Crystal Palace in the EFL Trophy.

Ronan Darcy and Ricky Aguiar both hit the post, as well as a Palace defender hooking the ball against the frame of his own goal, but Swindon were undone by two fine finishes from Josh-Kymani Gordon.

The former-Bolton man was happy with his and his teammates performance despite defeat, but was wary of allowing this outcome to become a habit following strong performances.

He said: “I think, like the gaffer [Scott Lindsey] said after the game, we need to learn how to win games, because you can’t play that well and come out 2-0 down at the end of the game.

“It was a great opportunity for some of the young lads, but we want to win games and it is a learning curve for all of us.

“It is difficult when you play in a side with that many changes when you are trying to get momentum from the previous game, but saying that the lads who come in are wanting to prove a point and so everyone should be at it 110%.

“I think a lot of them did that, but we just need to be better at winning games and we didn’t show that today.

“I think each game we are making enough chances to score four or five goals and the game is all about confidence and as the game goes by, once we get one or two that will come and we will start winning games instead of getting these draws in games we should be winning.”

Darcy was moved back into midfield on Tuesday night having started the last two games at right-back, but said he was happy to help the team however he can.

He said: “It was a shock to the system when I was told I was going to be playing there, I trained there on the Friday before the game and I didn’t feel out of place.

“There is a lot of work to be done, but they are things that you learn as the games go on and I feel like I have done well in the two games that I have played there.

“It is not my strongest point, but as long as I am helping the team, and I feel like I am because we are more capable of playing out and playing the way we want to play, so if it is working then I am happy to play there.”

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