RICHIE Wellens pulled no punches when asked to comment about his side’s poor home form – stating that members of his squad are failing to cope with the pressure that comes with playing in front of the County Ground faithful.

Town have won just two League Two games at home since mid-August while failing to net in half of games played in all competitions this season.

Both woeful stats have prompted Wellens to question his side’s ability at home – especially when taking into consideration Town’s positive form away from home, which has seen the club record points in five of their last six fixtures.

The 38-year-old went on record to say some members of the team are failing to control the pressure that comes with playing on home turf, adding that tomorrow’s game against Forest Green Rovers presents an ideal time for them to turn their fortunes around.

He also said that he will not hold back from making bold team changes for home games should Town’s poor form at the County Ground continue.

He said: “Swindon is a big club, and do I think that some players are handling the pressure of playing at home every week – I don’t.

“When we play away, it’s like something has been lifted off our shoulders.

“The players commit themselves, we throw bodies forward and we’re very positive with our passing. At home we’re a little bit in our shell.

“If they don’t improve, I will change the squad. I think I’ve found a formula away from home where we are confident to pick up results.

“But I’m still searching for that home system to make us more difficult to get into situations to score goals – and we concede goals far too easily.

“I definitely haven’t given up on this season, but I’m trying to put building blocks in place.

“I want loads of work in them, so I feel comfortable when they go out on the pitch.”

Boos greeted players after the full-time whistle on Saturday as Gabriele Cioffi’s Crawley recorded their first away League Two win since September.

The performance infuriated fans, who quickly took to social media to voice their displeasure of the quality of football they had witnessed.

And Wellens said that the club’s supporters had every right to be disgruntled by what they watched.

He said: “The fans had every right to be unhappy on Saturday, the performance was totally unacceptable.

“But when you see the players train before the Crawley game on Thursday and Friday, you think that we can get three points.

“Sometimes, a little curveball is thrown – I was so shocked.

“But this is a chance to see the character of the team.”