SWINDON Town head coach Luke Williams fears losing goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux if he continues his fine form in between the sticks.

The 22-year-old was rather untroubled in the first half of his 50th start for Town on Tuesday night but highlighted his quality moments after the break when he got a left hand to Ian Henderson’s penalty to guide the ball onto the crossbar.

That was Vigouroux’s second penalty save in as many games as he ensured his clean sheet at AFC Wimbledon at the weekend by denying Lyle Taylor from 12 yards.

Tuesday night’s shutout against Rochdale was the Chilean’s fifth of the season and while he is justifying the £400,000 chairman Lee Power said he paid for him, Williams is wary that the vultures may start gathering.

When asked if scouts were at the County Ground on Tuesday to watch Town’s number one, Williams said: “If they are not then they are not good at their job because you need to watch this boy.

“Don’t watch him too closely, he has got a long way to go and he needs to stay at Swindon for a considerable amount of time to get better but, for sure, he is worth keeping tabs on.

“The only thing that worries me is that he keeps doing this and we are going to lose him.

“He is top drawer and he is proving it every week so I hope he can stay with us for a little bit longer.”

Speaking after the Wimbledon draw, Vigouroux admitted that he had learnt lessons from his first season in professional football last year and had grown as a person as a result.

Views echoed by Williams, who now sees Vigouroux as a key member of his squad both on and off the pitch.

“Those that know Lawrence will all say the same thing, that he has matured and grown up a lot,” he added.

“He is a character, he can be the joker in the pack, which is something really important that you need in the changing room, but with that comes responsibility because you have to stop being the joker at some point and come out and punch balls in the crowd and make big saves and he has got to be professional and focused all the time.

“He has managed to maintain that status of being the joker but also a professional edge to him which is showing out on the pitch.”