SWINDON Town will be looking to get their season back on track when they travel to Luton Town this weekend, but Ben Purkiss admits that it won’t be an easy task.

Having failed to pick up a point from their last two games, falling to heavy defeats to Crawley Town and Barnet at home, the early pace setters in League Two have falling back into the grips of mid-table.

Having shipped seven goals in the process, Purkiss and his fellow defenders will have to be on top of their game to keep out the league’s top goalscorers, with the Hatters having netted 13 times already this term, former Town man James Collins with five to his name.

While it will be a stern test for Swindon, Purkiss is confident that a return to the road will see the best from his teammates.

“I think it will be a good challenge for us,” he said.

“I think we have performed well away. Carlisle, a team you probably expect to be challenging up there and we performed well and looked solid, Morecambe, maybe not got the same expectation as Carlisle, but we were solid and hard to beat there.

“I’m sure Luton will be a difficult place to go.

“Again, they have that expectation and that may work in our favour but they will be looking to take the game to us.

“Regarding our (own) expectation at home, we have that expectation because of the quality and the reputation of the players we have, not just the football club and that is something we should embrace and feel confident about.”

Purkiss admits that the last two results were ‘unacceptable’ for a side who have been talking of targeting promotion for most of the summer.

However, he believes that the squad David Flitcroft has put together is more than capable of achieving those high standards set, but they can’t continue to slip up in winnable games.

“The mood initially is one of disappointment because it’s an opportunity missed,” he added.

“If you look at the two games we had, Crawley and Barnet, it’s two teams where we would expect to pick up points, especially at home.

“There’s a togetherness there and an accountability, people accepting responsibility in the dressing room and what you hope is that people are listening and taking things on board.

“It’s two setbacks but I think there is a real desire in the dressing room to make sure we get it right.

“There is also a belief that we can do.

“I don’t think losing 3-0 and 4-1 at home is acceptable by any stretch but, again, I don’t think the cards have really fallen for us.

“There are positives with how we have started both games but we need to work on an understanding of how we can be successful as a team and hopefully you recognise that as you build as a group.”