SWINDON Town manager David Flitcroft believes his side have found the right formula to play away from home as they seek to return to form after two tough games at the County Ground.

Town visit Luton Town this afternoon looking to make it three wins on the road out of three in League Two this term, having already triumphed at Carlisle United and Morecambe.

By contrast, Swindon have picked up just a solitary point from three home games in the league and have been beaten heavily by both Crawley Town and Barnet at the County Ground over the past fortnight.

Ahead of the trip to Kenilworth Road, Flitcroft is pleased with how his side are faring on the road, although he is well aware of the need replicate that at home.

“Home and away are two different concepts that we have to think about and certainly (at home) I have wanted to almost try to knock teams out early doors,” said Flitcroft.

“A fighter that doesn’t knock you out early doors, becomes punch drunk and knock yourself out. We have been too expansive, certainly. That’s something we have been working at.

“We don’t have that problem away from home because there is a different expectation. We are more solid and more compact and more conservative and it’s given us a solid base to work from.

“What I am hoping in the early days is to give the fans a real energetic start and a lift but the way we have tried to play at home just hasn’t worked yet. We haven’t found the right formula and the right players and the right balance but that’s my job.

“The away form is fantastic, going up to Carlisle and winning at one of the fancied teams, and doing a professional job at Morecambe.”

Luton have only collected one more point than Swindon’s seven over the opening five league games but are the division’s most clinical side, with only Wycombe Wanderers having matched their tally of 13 goals scored.

The Hatters are sure to be in the mix for promotion again after losing out in the play-offs last season and Flitcroft feels his counterpart, Nathan Jones, is reaping the benefits of having time to implement his ideology.

“It’s probably 18 months, nearly two years of work and building that,” said Flitcroft.

“Nathan has been there a good time now, organising the infrastructure. After not going up last season, he has learned from that and really gone for the very best in the experienced players in this league.

“He has really gone for an experience group of players to make good decisions out on the pitch.

“When you have got two strikers in James Collins and Danny Hylton, who are top performers at this level, you are going to score goals and create chances and that’s what Nathan has been able to do over a massive period of time.”