REPLICATING Swindon Town’s positive dressing room atmosphere following Saturday’s win at Notts County is firmly on the mind of manager Phil Brown ahead of tomorrow’s trip east to face in-form Colchester United.

Swindon’s concerning League Two form was rescued slightly last weekend when a pair of second half goals earned Brown’s troops their third away success of the season against Harry Kewell's men.

Now squaring up to a tricky away tie at Colchester, Brown wants Town’s ‘underdog’ stance to work in their favour again when hitting the road.

He said: “Nobody gave us a chance at Notts County – they had a new manager, they were on the up.

“We deservedly, over the course of the game, ended up winning.

“Colchester is now one of our toughest tests, not only because of their home form but also where they are in the division.

“What my changing room is feeling at the moment is buoyed by the fact that we defeated Notts County and won the game.

“If you couple team spirit and quality, you’ve got success.

“Sometimes I’m not in the changing room to see the team spirit, but I want that feeling that we had after Saturday at Notts County where everyone was hungry and excited after what we had just achieved.”

A managerial career that spans almost two decades was registered on the 59-year-old’s CV prior to his appointment at SN1.

Questionable home form continues to plague Town’s League Two record this season, with the club failing to secure three points at home in a league fixture since mid-August.

Brown however defended the performance of his squad against Mansfield, though admits backing their 0-0 draw up at home when facing Cambridge four days later is a key cog missing in his side’s attributes.

Seven days after their win in Nottinghamshire, Town’s ‘back up’ qualities are set to be tested again when facing John McGreal’s men.

“I’ve been in many changing rooms, and you are expected to win your home games,” said Brown.

“It’s a demand by everybody, but you can’t win every game.

“The two games that we have played at home, we had the old manager in town with a club that has a bigger budget and players that I was chasing in the summer – plus a couple of former players.

“There were lots of side shows going on during the game, and 0-0 wasn’t the end of the world.

“But that draw had to be compounded on Tuesday night against Cambridge.

“Apart from a mad opening 12 minutes, we were by far the better team.

“We have to understand that teams are going to shut up shop when they come to the County Ground, if that stops us winning games of football then we have to find a way.”