MANAGER Phil Brown has hinted that he could require reinforcements over the January transfer window amid a tough run of form for Swindon Town.

A 1-0 loss at Colchester United last Saturday was Swindon’s fourth in five games as pressure begins to build on Brown’s current players.

Town were able to come from behind in their League Two clash with Notts County, but were unable to do so in Essex this Saturday.

With five wins from 17 League Two contests and a lack of goals, Brown says a few new faces in January could start to turn their season – if he is afforded the opportunity by chairman Lee Power.

Over the summer, Brown signed 10 new players, without spending a single transfer fee as he brought in a mixture of free agents and loan players, and is keen to recruit again.

“Whether I am afforded further restructuring in January is a different question,” he said.

“Whether I want restricting in January, is another question. I want to climb that mountain of winning games back-to-back.

“When you do that, you gain confidence, you gain belief and togetherness in the group, and we witnessed that in Colchester.

“They weren’t a better team than us, but they’re in the top four. If they’re not a better team than us, then why aren’t we in the top four? That is the question we need to answer.”

Both Steven Alzate and Keshi Anderson had a positive impact after coming off the bench at the weekend, and Brown was eager to praised all three of his substitutes as Dion Conroy also covered well for the injured Olly Lancashire.

“The substitutes did come on and make a difference, but not in the way that they did last week against Notts County," said Brown.

“I said it after the first game, sometimes you won’t be able to climb the mountain – Saturday was one of those days.

“I didn’t imagine Swindon being 16th at all. If someone said would swapping positions with Colchester be more of a reality to me, I would have said yes.

“But they have basics and a fundamental mentality that when they get one chance, they stick it in the net and then keep a clean sheet.

“To keep a clean sheet against Lincoln tells you there is something going on there and there is something right about it.”