SWINDON Town goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux feels he has returned to the club as a man this year after putting last season’s misdemeanours behind him.

Having spent last season on loan at the County Ground, the former Liverpool keeper put pen to paper on a three-year deal in the summer.

Since then, the 22-year-old, who qualifies to play for Chile, has been the stand-out performer in Town's side in what has been a testing start to the campaign.

Although incidents like his sending off at Oxford United and his altercation with travelling fans during the 1-0 win over Coventry City show he hasn’t completely eradicated his tempestuous streak, he feels like his growth off the pitch has helped him on it.

“I think I have improved a lot,” he told BBC Wiltshire, after keeping his fourth clean sheet of the season against AFC Wimbledon – a result he felt showed the qualities of his defence.

“I had a lot of time to reflect last year when I got injured and I realised that there is no easy game in football, and I think I took that for granted last season when I had a poor run of form. But I think I have come back this season as a man.

“I just want to keep playing as well as I can and keep helping the team because the team is the most important thing, not individuals.

“We showed (on Saturday) that we can stand there and be counted when another team wants to play in a direct style.”

With Town playing host to Rochdale this evening, Vigouroux knows the importance of his side turning their form around in front of their own fans.

Swindon have not tasted victory at home in the league since August – a 1-0 win over Port Vale – and will have to be at their best if they are to start addressing that tonight.

“We have got to get three points, or a result, at home very soon,” he added.

“I am happy we have got a home game on Tuesday, which will be very tough again against an in-form side in Rochdale.

“We have just got to keep doing what we are doing and we have got a great manager here that really helps us. He is brilliant.

“We had a lot of time on the training field in the week and we will go again and we will have another game plan, and we will try to get a win. We will do the best we can and hopefully, we will send the supporters home happy.

“Every game in League One is tough. There are no easy games. We have just got to approach it the way we would any other game.

“They are a team in form but runs have to end and hopefully we can do that on Tuesday.”