PAUL Sturrock is adamant that issues off the pitch must not be allowed to infect efforts to bring success on it.

The Town boss is not yet up to speed regarding developments surrounding the club's Creditors Voluntary Agreement (CVA) but he is anxious to maintain a harmonious atmosphere.

It came to light before Saturday's 2-1 win over Bury that Town are yet to meet an annual £100,000 commitment to creditors and are looking to discuss the structure of the £900,000 due in June 2007. Town insist they are in constructive negotiations with the administrator although the Swindon Town Supporters Trust believe shareholders have been misled over the financial picture.

Sturrock said: "I know nothing about it. I'm sure I'll be brought up to speed. We haven't had a board meeting yet.

"What I would say is that I'd hate to think this whole scenario, where people are unhappy with the scenario that's happened here, lets it affect what's happening on the football pitch.

"When the whistle blows let's all become Swindon Town fans."

Sturrock wants to focus on the football.

He said: "I've been involved too many times in that kind of thing and I don't really want to be involved in this one."

On the pitch, the win over the Shakers lifted Town into second, two points clear of the chasing pack.

Sturrock said: "We want to make distance between ourselves and the other teams.

"It wouldn't worry me if it was a two-horse race and we charged away. That would be nice."

Victory was secured in stoppage time, with John Fitzgerald deflecting a Christian Roberts shot into his own net. Perhaps luck but perhaps a little more than that.

The Town manager said: "When Plymouth came up through two leagues, the amount of goals we scored in the last three or four minutes and into injury time was quite scary.

"There are points to be won late on in games when teams are tired."

As for Roberts, he is delighted to be talking about results this year rather than taking positives' from pointless afternoons.

He said: "That's the difference between last season and this season. We did well and didn't pick up enough points. That's why we got relegated. It's the sign of a decent outfit when you can pick up points in nasty, horrible circumstances. That's what we've done against Bury."

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Andy Lonergan has returned to Preston North End.