SWINDON Town manager David Flitcroft insists his side won’t be ‘victims’ of their last two results as they work on getting things right on the pitch.

Town’s solid start to the life in League Two has been marred in the last two weeks by heavy defeats at home to Crawley Town and Barnet.

However, the County Ground boss insists that his side won’t go into their shells as a result of their first setbacks this season, with 41 games still remaining of what is a long and arduous campaign.

With work being put in this week on the training ground to get things right, Flitcroft will be looking at his squad to see what type of characters he has and who will step up and be counted as they look to arrest their recent blip.

“Life’s tough, football’s tough and you just drive through it,” he said.

“I will know who’s with me and who’s not when I look in the whites of people’s eyes.

“If they want to be a part of this, and if they’re not, we will support them and get them to that level.

“I certainly won’t lie under a blanket and become a victim, that’s one thing I will be looking for - to see if there are any victims coming out of that dressing room - because we have got to stand together and stay strong together.”

While life on the road has been fruitful for Flitcroft’s men, picking up six points from their two away trips with Luton Town the next team coming up on their travels this Saturday, at home is where Swindon have been troubled, picking up just one point from their three outings.

However, Flitcroft is not hitting the panic button, instead working to identify the root of the issue in order to get a solution quickly.

“It’s not that it concerns me, it’s just that it is going to take a lot more work and making sure, over that time now, that if there are any trends and players are struggling for that home form, I pick the players that can handle it and can handle the expectation,” added the Town manager.

“It lays firmly at my door to pick a group of players that want to be out there, want to be embracing being a Swindon player and performing.

“I’ve just got to get the right balance, the right players that want to play at home and can play at home.

“I think Swindon is a big scalp in this league and players are coming (knowing that).

“We’ll identify the problem.

“I need to understand the squad – three or four new players in (last) week - and understand who wants to and who can play at home and wants to embrace playing at home.

“We will certainly make sure we will stay together and stick together in that dressing room because, now the (transfer) window is shut, that’s us.

“We are a group and we make sure we improve.”