SWINDON TOWN: JAMIE Vincent has given the thumbs-up to the arrival on loan of goalkeeper Andy Lonergan and has also heaped praise on the way his caretaker manager has coped with a difficult couple of weeks.

Former England Under 21 keeper Lonergan enjoyed a competent debut, albeit a losing one, against Hereford on Saturday, showing flashes of the form that sees him so highly rated.

Vincent, pictured right, has played in front of three different goalkeepers already this term, following earlier stints by the injured Peter Brezovan and Phil Smith, but insists that the County Ground defence department is functioning well as a unit, not just the five out on the pitch at any one time.

It's the first time I've come across him but he did okay,'' said Vincent, of Lonergan's debut.

It's an unfortunate start for him and maybe we could have helped him out a bit more today but I think he will do well here.

I think we have belief in the players the club brings in. He's got another few games now to do well in.'' A brief injury hiatus in early September apart, Vincent has been a mainstay of the Town rearguard, but reckons they enjoy plenty of strength in depth should the need arise.

We've got Ady, Charlie (Comyn-Platt) Leigh Henry so I think we have got enough cover,'' he said.

If Jack (Smith) gets injured Shakesy can go right-back, Nicho (Andy Nicholas) can play on the left. At the moment, we're looking good for defenders.'' The former Yeovil man is also hugely impressed with the way Williams has taken on the club reins at a difficult time, following the departures of Dennis Wise and Gus Poyet.

He added: There is a great deal on his shoulders.

"It's not just about turning up for training. He's here early and he's leaving late.

He (Williams) has been a tremendous pro, has had a great career and the lads do look up to him.

Everyone is happy with the training he has put on.

"It has been a good week, our first one without Wisey and Gus and I think the lads have responded to Ady taking over."