PAUL Mullin believes the depth of the Swindon Town squad is starting to prove its worth as they continue to climb towards the upper echelons of the League Two table.

Town’s 3-0 victory away at Port Vale at the weekend was their third win in the last four league fixtures, with David Flitcroft’s side now up to fifth in the table.

The wealth of options available to Flitcroft was clear to see at Vale Park, with both Mullin and Kellan Gordon scoring after coming off the bench in the second half.

After four goals in his first eight matches for Town since a summer switch from Morecambe, Mullin’s strike against the Valiants was his first since September 9 – a run of nine games without a goal.

Although he has had to make do with a place amongst the substitutes in Swindon’s last two games, Mullin has no problem waiting his turn and believes that selfless attitude is echoed throughout the squad, which is a contributing factor in their success.

“It’s great to get a goal, I feel like it’s been coming for me. Obviously when you’re not playing, it’s lovely to come on and score,” said 22-year-old Mullin.

“Everyone wants to play every game, that’s the whole point of being a footballer, and you are obviously going to be disappointed if you’re not.

“But it’s a team game and this year we have got a really good squad so if someone does drop out or step off their level, there is always someone to step in and take their place.

“Everyone works hard and gives their all and trains as well as they can as well as playing as well as they can.

“At the end of the day, the decision of who plays is out of our hands, all we can do is just give our all.

“Even if you are not selected, we have a great group of lads who all get around each other and want each other to do well and win because at the end of the day, a win is a win for everyone.”

Town’s victory at Vale continued their remarkable run away from home in 2017-18 as it was their sixth win from eight games on the road in the league.

Flitcroft’s side are back on home soil this evening when Wycombe Wanderers visit the Energy Check County Ground in the Checkatrade Trophy.

Although success has been harder to come by in front of their own fans – Town have won just three of nine home games in all competitions – Mullin believes they are beginning to click into gear at SN1.

“We have got a really good squad and a real togetherness, and away from home, togetherness means a lot more,” said Mullin.

“At home, I think we have started each game well. Obviously, we suffered big defeats to Crawley and Barnet, but we started those games really well.

“We seemed a bit too expansive and once we went a goal down, we opened up even more and they were able to counter that.

“We had to go back to basics and work on shape and try to prevent the other team from getting a counter attack.

“Although that took away a bit of our attacking prowess, hopefully we have now found a way to do well at home.”