A FRANK conversation with Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper has left Dany N’Guessan determined to prove he deserves an extended run in the Robins’ first team.

The Frenchman, who signed from Millwall in the summer, was listed as available for loan transfer last month after a dip in form combined with injury and illness saw him left out of Cooper’s matchday plans.

However, N’Guessan met with the Town boss on Friday where a few home truths were exchanged and the striker came back into the Swindon starting XI with an impressive performance at Peterborough United in midweek.

N’Guessan accepted that he has not been hitting the high levels of performance demanded of him in recent weeks but he’s pledged to make amends between now and the end of the season, when his current contract expires, stressing that he’s more than happy with life at the County Ground.

“It was really good to play again because it has been a few weeks and there have been a lot of things going on,” he told the Advertiser.

“But I have come back and played a good game but I’m very happy to be back, I know what I can do.

“The manager and me had a chat and we said some things so hopefully we can start again.

“I’m happy at Swindon so hopefully I can carry on and play my football.

“The manager said he knows what I can do and I think maybe he thinks I can bring more. Maybe he is right.

“I want to bring all I can and hopefully make people happy because I play hard.

“You don’t know what is going to happen because there is a lot of talking and sometimes, as a player, you don’t always know exactly what is going on. I didn’t know what to believe because there is so much going on.

“I just want to concentrate on playing and, like I said when I came here at the start of the season, I am very happy to play for Swindon and there is a good group of lads.

“Hopefully I showed people what I can do (at Peterborough).

“It is hard but sometimes you have to make sacrifices and this is what it’s all about.

“I’m sure I’m not the only one because I am a footballer and that is what happens in football sometimes.”