SWINDON Town manager David Flitcroft knows it is down to him to make sure there is no lingering disappointment in the camp ahead of tonight’s important trip to Accrington Stanley.

Town produced a spirited performance in their most recent League Two encounter away at Lincoln City on Saturday, battling back from an early goal conceded and red card for defender Matt Preston to lead 2-1 at half-time.

However, Swindon’s hopes of claiming a third successive league win were dashed by a last-gasp Imps equaliser at Sincil Bank as the spoils were shared in a 2-2 draw.

Flitcroft conceded that result was a bitter pill to swallow but added that it was now up to he and assistant Ben Futcher to lead by example to ensure there is no lasting damage amongst the Swindon squad.

The Town boss hopes that the prospect of strengthening their promotion credentials once again with a win at Accrington is all the motivation his players need to shake off their weekend frustration.

“Emotionally, it hurt but it is mine and Futch’s job to make sure that the players know we are standing toe to toe with them and get them ready for another game on Tuesday night,” said Flitcroft.

“Some supporters were staying in our hotel in Lincoln and on Saturday morning were talking about how losing games affects people and it does.

“It is my job as the manager and leader to get the staff back on it and get the players back round to our way of thinking again.

“We will charge back into our work and be positive and bright and then plan for Accrington and get ready and prepared for what is going to be another tough encounter but one we are massively looking forward to.

“The frustration diminishes and you start clearing your thoughts to Accrington and how they play and how we prepare for that.

“It focuses your mind somewhere else and we will strip the Lincoln result down very quickly and move on.”

Central defender Preston is suspended for tonight’s match following his red card against Lincoln, so loan signing Rollin Menayese could be handed a first start for Town at the Wham Stadium.

Fellow central defender Dion Conroy, left-back Chris Hussey and midfielders Amine Linganzi and Donal McDermott remain on the injury list.