STRIKER Harry Smith has been buoyed by the potency of Swindon Town’s front line in their opening two games of the season.

Town have scored twice in their opening two fixtures against stiff competition in Carlisle United and Norwich City.

Having struggled to find the back of the net last season, with Jonathan Obika the club’s top scorer with six goals to his name, it will come as welcome relief to see the back of the net bulging early on in this campaign.

Paul Mullin has been pivotal on that front, netting in both matches, and Smith, who is yet to open his own account, says that he is enjoying playing in such an exciting front line.

“It was nice to have somebody alongside me,” he said after Tuesday’s 3-2 defeat to Norwich in the Carabao Cup, in which he started as the lone striker.

“In the first half, it was a bit of a shift. You’d go one side and they would just knock it around you.

“With Mulls (Paul Mullin), you can see what he brings. He brings a lot of energy to the side and that is two in two for him and he is a massive asset for us and we’ll look to use him much more.”

Part of that effectiveness in front of goal for Town’s front line has come as a result of the quality of delivery coming into the box, another absentee from last season, with Sheffield United loanee Chris Hussey playing a key role in that.

And Smith is hoping to take advantage of the full-back’s sweet left foot in future, even if that means having to listen to the 28-year-old’s bragging.

“I think that is three now and he is not shy about telling us either,” he added.

“I think it is the way he whips (the ball).

“He’s got a great left foot and great whip on the ball and we just looked a threat at every set-piece (on Tuesday night).”

Smith knows Town’s front line is only going to improve as well with the addition of Kaiyne Woolery, who missed out on Tuesday’s trip to Carrow Road with the paperwork on his switch from Wigan Athletic not going through on time.

The 22-year-old arrives with a hefty price tag and Smith says that just shows the intent of the club’s hierarchy this season.

“He is lightning-quick and probably what we are missing so he will bring something a little bit different,” he said.

“He is another great asset for the team.

“I think it just shows a statement of what we are trying to do this year.

“If you are not looking at that thinking, ‘wow’, you need to have a look at yourself I think.

“The signing of Kaiyne is a big intention for us and hopefully he will bring a lot to the team.”