MIDFIELDER Ellis Iandolo admits a severe lack of goals from Swindon Town’s attacking players cannot deter making the most of goalscoring opportunities.

Town have found the back of the net just once – Matt Taylor’s long-distance free-kick against Northampton Town – in their last six League Two fixtures, a statistic which has ultimately dropped them into the bottom half of the division.

Iandolo, 21, has appeared in five of those fixtures – missing only the trip to Exeter City, where Town suffered a two-goal defeat.

Now faced with an away tie at Notts County, Iandolo is conscious of Swindon’s poor attacking form – but admits doubts in front of goal must be erased from players’ minds as Town seek their first league win in five weeks.

He said: “I don’t think you can let our lack of goals play on our mind.

“Confidence is the main thing when you get in front of goal. We’re trying to keep our strikers and front players confident.

“Goals will come, there’s so much quality in the team that it’s just a matter of time.

“We’ve hit a stump, hopefully we can grab some goals come Saturday.

“Decisions in the final third, when we need to make one more pass, needs to improve.

“When we cross the ball into the box too and trying to create clear-cut chances as well.”

Swindon’s lack of goals would perhaps hardly be recognised by the casual viewer, especially considering Tuesday night’s performance against Cambridge where Phil Brown’s men recorded 18 shots – six of which were on target.

A further 13 shots were registered when David Flitcroft made his County Ground return with Mansfield Town less than a week ago – a game which ended goalless.

But proving their goalscoring ability can only be done between kick-off and full-time on matchdays, and Iandolo is hopeful of Town’s fortunes turning around.

He said: “The only way you can react (to Tuesday night) is the next game – and that happens to be at Notts County.

“The best thing for us to do is look to that and try and get a result to turn things around.

“We all shut it out, we’re on the pitch to do a job and we all give it 100 per cent when we’re out there.

“There are things we need to change on the training ground, and we’re trying to do that.

“We obviously speak about tactics and things we can improve on in our game as a group.

“Saturday is the best way to change it, and in football there’s always a chance to turn things around quickly.”

Manager Phil Brown reacted to Swindon’s defeat by Cambridge with a few home truths on the training ground.

Several messages were voiced to the squad in training on Wednesday – the most critical being the volume of chances not being turned into goals.

“There are a few messages the manager has mentioned,” said Iandolo.

“We had chances on Tuesday, we need to try and put those chances to bed – and we obviously conceded two goals.

“We’ve been quite good defensively before with some clean sheets – it’s those mistakes that we need to shut out.

“Individual mistakes happen, everyone knows that in football. There’s nothing you can do about them apart from change it.”