MATT Taylor detects a selfless attitude among new-look Swindon Town’s squad this season and says that characteristic is present in the County Ground dressing room by design, rather than chance.

Manager David Flitcroft has spoken enthusiastically about his players’ willingness to take on board his methods several times already since the start of the League Two campaign, with Town proving particularly potent on their travels, if not on their own pitch, to date.

Taylor, whose goal and assist helped Swindon achieve their latest notable achievement on the road at Forest Green Rovers last Friday night, is a veteran of dressing rooms from levels all the way up to the Premier League and senses the camaraderie among the current red and white crop.

“It’s the togetherness, it’s the desire to want to run for each other, it’s wanting to put maybe somebody else before you and that’s what we seem to be doing at the moment,’’ said the 35 year old, who earned a start in the midweek reverse by Coventry City.

“That’s not suggesting that, as footballers, you’re not selfish - you are.

“But I think you need to look at the bigger picture and that’s something that the manager has been drilling into us.

“The great thing for me - and throughout my career - I probably haven’t been in a dressing room where every single player has been as receptive as they are here.

“If we can continue to put together performances on the pitch then we can have a successful season.’’ With the cupboard being largely bare when Flitcroft arrived in mid-summer, the manager was faced with the difficult task of building a competitive squad virtually from scratch.

But Taylor believes that - notwithstanding the midweek home defeat by the Sky Blues - the start to the season shows the alchemy has by and large worked.

“I would imagine that the manager did his due diligence with his signings that he made,’’ he added.

“Therefore it’s not just about their ability on the football pitch, it’s the personalities and what type of players you are. It’s difficult to assemble a new team because you’re not just assembling 11 or 15 footballers, you’re assembling different personalities. In that proves the difficult part.

“But what the manager has done - and added to the boys that were here - is a very good group and a very honest group and I think that’s what I like about football at Swindon especially. It’s very honest.

“We want to be successful this season obviously, as a team (and) as a football club and the fans obviously want us to do that. But it’s a work in progress, we’re all aware of that.’’