SWINDON TOWN left-back Ali Koiki believes positives can still be taken from last weekend's disappointing one-goal defeat to Crawley Town, which prompted boos and jeers from the crowd at the full-time whistle.

The 19-year-old has only played three games since joining on loan until the end of the season from Burnley, but has already experienced the full repertoire of results in a Town shirt.

He made his debut as a substitute in the eventful 2-2 draw to Lincoln City before tasting success with his new club as Town won away at Tranmere.

Koiki made his first home start last Saturday as Filipe Morais’ twice-deflected effort helped Crawley to their first away win since Gabriele Cioffi became manager in September.

The 6ft 2 defender admitted that standards were not as high as they should have been last Saturday, but was heartened by the fact that his new teammates could still have gained a result against the Red Devils had it not been for Keshi Anderson’s penalty miss.

Koiki said: “What we’ve got to take out of (Crawley) is that we played awfully as a team and still only lost 1-0.

“We were easily in the game all the way through – obviously we missed a penalty in the last minute, so we played that bad and still could have got something from the game.

“In the first half against Tranmere, I thought we were decent, but in the second half they were getting on top of us, so that was a case of learning how to control and take the tempo out of the game.

“They were coming on to us at 2-1, so they were still in the game, but we managed to see it out.”

In his first few games, the 19-year-old has shown the drive and determination to continually rampage up and down the left-wing – something he prides himself on.

Formerly a winger in his younger days, Koiki explained what it takes to become a modern day full-back as he looked to improve his game during his loan spell under Richie Wellens.

He said: “I did use to play as a winger, back in the day, so I’ve still got those qualities and I like to express myself going forward.

“I’d describe myself as pretty quick and direct. I like to go past people and deliver from wide areas, so my two key attributes are strength and power I would say.

“As a modern day full-back, you’re asked to get forward and deliver crosses into the box. Sometimes you’re essentially the winger as the only wide man in the team, so you’ve got to deliver for the team.

“Being that player requires a lot of energy and the stats show that you need to work hard going up and down continuously defending."