DEFENDER Bradley Barry has admitted his frustrations that Swindon Town could not find a way to break down AFC Wimbledon on Good Friday.
Despite looking tighter at the back during their four game unbeaten run, the longest of the season to date, chances at the other end of the pitch have also been at a premium.
Late strikes against Millwall, Fleetwood Town and MK Dons have kept Town’s survival bid on track but with just three games remaining, Barry is all too aware that his side need to start finding their form in front of goal.
“It’s a point at the end of the day, we didn’t lose, but we should have been taking all three,” he said.
“We had so many opportunities and it was frustrating.
“We do everything right, get into the right positions and then the cross comes in and it just needs a touch off the toe and it goes in.
“If we were 14th or 15th (in the league), normally they would fly in but as we’re down here, it’s going to be hard work.
“It’s finding the right formation – I think it has been working for us, we’ve been solid.
“It’s just about trying to find the goals we need to take all three points.”
Barry, who stood in for injured skipper Nathan Thompson on Friday, conceded that Town missed an opportunity to climb out of the bottom four and gain a psychological edge over their relegation rivals on Friday.
However, with a trip to Walsall tomorrow, knows they can’t linger on what could have been for too long and does not foresee a diversion away from the way the side have been playing in recent weeks.
“We won’t let it get to us," he added.
"We’ve got another game very shortly so we’ll just push it to the side now and make sure we get all three points on Monday.
“We’ll set up the same. It was a solid performance, we just need to put it in the back of the net now, that’s the main thing.
“You kind of read the game and have to look around to make sure, if you’re spare and you’re a defender you go forward, especially at this time of the season.
“It’s about managing the game and being clever.
“You can’t just be bombing forward and leaving a man because if they head it out, they’re on the counter attack.”