NOTTS County manager Harry Kewell has threatened team changes at Meadow Lane this January after losing to a ‘predictable’ Swindon Town outfit at home on Saturday.

Steven Alzate was on target for Town before a fortuitous deflection off Jamie Turley following Matt Taylor’s cross with 10 minutes remaining earned Phil Brown’s men their first league win in five weeks.

The manner in which Notts County lost displeased Kewell, who after the match criticised his side for not holding onto their one-goal lead established following Kane Hemmings’ 40th minute strike.

Kewell told BBC Nottingham: “We knew Swindon’s only danger was Matt Taylor crossing the ball. We stopped that in the first half, but allowed it three or four times in the second half.

“What did Swindon bring? They didn’t really bring anything different.

“They played balls over the top and have pace, but we didn’t have that quality in areas.

“It was a game of two halves, not even that – maybe Swindon had a third of the game.

“January is just around the corner.

“I can understand you can work hard, and still lose a game.”

A lacklustre second half performance by the hosts has consequently plunged many of the players’ futures at the club into doubt.

Goalscorer Hemmings, Jon Stead and Enzio Boldewijn were all presented with chances to either open or add to their tally.

But poor finishing ultimately gifted Town a way back into the contest.

Kewell said: “When is a game easy at 1-0?

“We knew exactly what they (Swindon Town) were going to do, we just needed to take our chances.

“We’ve got to be that little bit more ruthless, that little bit more tough and got to be able to have that grit.

“We’ve got to be able to dig people out, especially on the park. Not to be soft and think ‘that’s okay, that’s acceptable’.”