SWINDON Town manager David Flitcroft says his side must give the home fans something to cheer after crumbling to a second successive heavy home defeat on Saturday.

The half-time whistle was met by boos from the Town supporters at the County Ground after they watched a bright start turn into a horror show as two defensive mistakes handed Barnet a two-goal cushion just 16 minutes into the game.

Town were unable to respond to the body blow and when Donal McDermott saw red for a late lunge five minutes into the second period, they were left with a mountain to climb, and Shaquile Coulthirst soon wrapped up his hat-trick.

Luke Norris then got little more than a consolation goal late on, with Barnet also being reduced to 10 men when Andre Blackman got his marching orders for an off-the-ball incident.

Town fans again showed their displeasure at conceding seven goals in the last two home games at the final whistle and Flitcroft held his hands up and admitted that they must address the problem quickly.

“The boos are just,” said Flitcroft. “We’ve just conceded seven goals.

“I’ve said to the players: ‘This group of supporters are willing us to do well, they want us to do well’.

“These boos aren’t because they fell out with it, they want this team to do well and they are trying to get behind (the players) and stimulate (them).

“This group of supporters deserve a better performance from me and from the team.

“We’re craving that and it’s not through lack of trying or a willingness but we have just got to commit and concentrate and focus more than we are doing.

“That’s where we will be on Monday to reset for next week.”

Having made four deadline day signings last Thursday, Flitcroft handed full debuts to Crystal Palace loanee Keshi Anderson and Derby County youngster Timi Elsnik, with Kellan Gordan and Reice Charles-Cook named on the substitutes bench.

While Elsnik impressed, playing the full 90 minutes, the Town boss insists there will be much more to come from Palace forward Anderson.

“I thought Timi came in and did excellent on his debut. I thought that was a positive out of the game,” added Flitcroft.

“Keshi is not where he needs to be yet, we probably knew we’d get 60 minutes out of him.

“He had a slight injury a month ago and he has come through that and then he has played a 45 and a 60 minutes.

“We threw him in to retain the ball, which he did at times and linked up with Chris Hussey quite well down the left-hand side in the early parts of the game.

“Keshi is a player who will just get better for us.”