YEOVIL’S form graph may be as confusing to decipher as his own side’s, but David Flitcroft is not expecting any surprises from the Glovers when he takes Swindon Town to Huish Park tomorrow (3pm).

While the visitors’ own Jekyll-and-Hyde efforts home and away have already been well documented this season, the Somerset side have also proved to be a vastly different beast on their own turf compared to their travels.

Last week’s 4-0 drubbing at Carlisle continued a sorry sequence that has seen Darren Way’s men lose seven of nine matches on the road yet in contrast, they have lost only once in the league on their own ground this term.

With six wins in eight around the country Flitcroft’s side have proved formidable travellers to date, unlike their patchy home efforts, but the Town boss believes Yeovil’s ability to recover from such away adversity commands respect.

“It’s probably the flip-reverse of where we are with our form,’’ said Flitcroft, who believes Town’s ability to cope with their hosts’ direct style will have a key bearing on the outcome.

“They seem to get a good beating on a Saturday away and then dig out and find a result. There is obviously resolve, character and resilience in there.’’ “They are as direct a team as you’ll find in the league. They’ve recruited for size and shape and they get it forward very early but we’ve coped very well with that, with Tom Pope at Port Vale and big Ade (Adebayo Akinfenwa) at Wycombe, and we’ve gone through that this week.

“There will certainly be no surprises. Darren (Way) is having to do a job on a very limited budget and he’s made brilliant use of the loan market.

“That’s something you have to do. With the loan window shutting you have to make sure you find those five or six loan signings that can add massive value to the squad.’’ While Flitcroft led the plaudits for Jak McCourt’s screamer of a second goal for Chesterfield in last week’s 2-2 draw at the County Ground, he was nevertheless frustrated by his side’s inability to keep out their opponents for the third successive match, having succeeded in doing so in the three prior fixtures.

“It’s a requirement that we’ve asked for all season,’’ he added.

“It disappoints me when we don’t keep a clean sheet and that’s something we’ve worked on this week, as a group, in the video work and on the training ground.

“We’re scoring in most games, bags of goals in some games away from home. This team is going to score goals and we’ve got different players scoring goals, which is really important.

“We want to go there (Yeovil) and be highly competitive. We’ve gone to clubs with home records like Yeovil have got, Port Vale, Mansfield and Luton.

“We’ve just got to make sure we’re on our best performance and competitive in every action we do."