VERSATILE central defender Dion Conroy believes Swindon Town have discovered consistency in their game, since the arrival of new manager Richie Wellens last month.

Conroy made his first start in a Town shirt since Wellens’ first game in charge at SN1, which ended in an embarrassing 4-0 defeat against John Sheridan’s Carlisle United at the Energy Check County Ground.

Since then however, Town have lost only one league game – a 2-1 defeat at Grimsby – and secured 11 points from six games.

Today’s trip to Mansfield is likely to present Wellens’ men with a far greater challenge to what they have faced against teams including Northampton, Cheltenham and Newport in recent weeks, but Conroy insists a Swindon Town side at their best will be hard for any opposing team to deal with.

He added: “Mansfield is just another game really that we need to win.

“Christmas is a busy time, and a good time, for putting points on the table. We will focus on how they play, but mainly on how we play.

“When we play our best, there aren’t many teams that can stop us from playing forward.

“We will focus on ourselves and hopefully pick up three points.”

Conroy adopted a holding midfield role on Wednesday at Northampton to allow Wellens use of front three Kaiyne Woolery, Jermaine McGlashan and Keshi Anderson – while Matt Taylor filled the left-back role.

Ironically, Conroy had played in that position before for Town – during the club’s 2-1 loss against the Cobblers at Sixfields in February 2017.

With Sid Nelson and Luke Woolfenden seemingly settled in both of their respective centre half roles, it is likely Conroy will adopt the same role today if asked to feature against Mansfield at Field Mill.

Conroy said: “Wednesday was a big opportunity for me after not playing since Carlisle, but it was more about putting points on the table for the team.

“The manager has created a different intensity in training every day, that’s resulting in more consistency with regards to the way that we are playing.

“There are a number of things we are doing well, but we need to start putting chances away to turn these draws into wins.”

“We were more on the front foot in the second half (at Northampton) and played with more aggression.”