DAVID Flitcroft admits a lack of consistency is currently the biggest thorn in the side of his Swindon Town team after they slipped to a heart-breaking 2-1 defeat at Cheltenham Town at the weekend.

Although Danny Wright’s stoppage-time strike for Cheltenham handed Town just a second loss in six matches away from home in League Two this term, their overall record now reads six wins and five defeats from 12 games.

Swindon have earned back-to-back victories just once so far in 2017-18 and Flitcroft is desperate to find a way for his troops to put together winning sequences much more frequently.

“It’s about consistency and that’s what we have not been this season, consistent enough,” said Flitcroft.

“That’s my job to get that, my job to pick a consistent team, my job to have consistency in training, consistency in discipline, consistency in on-the-field and off-the-field issues.

“That’s something that a good football club does day in, day out. You live it, you breath it and you do it all the time. I have got to get that into the club and into the team and when we do, we will start to win two, win three, win four and start really building that momentum.”

Wright’s winning goal for Cheltenham at Whaddon Road came from virtually the last kick of the game, four minutes into injury time.

A free-kick into the box from Joe Morrell was not dealt with by the Swindon defence and it was flicked on twice before Wright rifled past Reice Charles-Cook.

Although Flitcroft was disappointed the initial delivery was not cleared, he felt it should not even have come to that as Town made a series of ill-judged challenges that allowed the hosts to build position on the field late in the game.

“I don’t think it’s nerves, there is a willingness to close the ball down but you have to go from an aggressive state to a calm state very quickly when you are pressurising the ball,” said Flitcroft.

“The referee got the last four or five free-kicks right. That is the bit that has really disappointed me because we have done a lot of work on it and spoken about it a lot.

“Coming out of here with a point after the start we made I think would have been a fair result but you are not going to win football matches if you make the mistakes we made.”