DAVID Flitcroft says a collective mindset will underpin Swindon Town’s chances of success this season.

Flitcroft has made a strong start in his target to lead Town out of League Two this season, with the club climbing to fifth in the table on the back of their 3-0 triumph at Port Vale at the weekend.

Although Flitcroft has added many talented players to his squad since taking over as Town manager ahead of the current campaign, his sole interest is creating a unified team.

That was perfectly evidenced in Swindon’s third goal at Vale Park, in which Harry Smith raced in on keeper Dimitar Evtimov only to lay the ball off for Kellan Gordon to tap into an unguarded net.

Town return to action tonight when they host Wycombe Wanderers in the Checkatrade Trophy and Flitcroft has stressed that success as a group will always outweigh individual exploits.

“It’s what I am trying to cultivate at the football club,” said Flitcroft. “Individuals won’t even get a look in in my team. To be part of a team and play for a team, you have got to appreciate a team.

“I thought Harry was really unselfish. It’s maybe 90 per cent that he will score but it is 100 per cent that Kellan will score and that 3-0 really helps us gain an advantage and it helps the goal difference.

“Unity gets you everywhere you want to go.

“If you have got a unified cause and are all singing from the same hymn sheet and everyone at the club wants the same ambition, then hard work will get us over those miles.

“It’s no good having that ambition if you have not got the hard miles to keep going.

“I saw a team on Saturday that turned up and said: ‘We want those back-to-back wins.’ Now we will see where we go on Tuesday and next Sunday.”

Town’s victory at Vale Park was just the second time they have won consecutive games this season.

Flitcroft does not think it is a significant psychological hurdle that his side have overcome, instead it is a sign that they are continuing to improve as a unit.

“I don’t think it’s a big barrier, we use words like that too often. It’s a team that is gaining confidence,” said Flitcroft.

“In the second half, we played with a confidence but not an arrogance and that’s important, that you play with humility and try to win by working hard because the rest will come.

“There were some really talented players on the pitch and our players played with a real honesty and sincerity in their work and did the ugly stuff well.”