RICHIE Wellens admits Swindon Town are failing to show the consistent capabilities required by League Two teams to reach the end-of-season play-offs.

The Town boss boosted his squad on deadline day at the end of the January transder window on Thursday by adding three fresh faces to his squad – Kyle Bennett, Cameron McGlip and Theo Robinson.

While Town have been steady away from home – picking up nine points from their last five games – poor form at home has ultimately resulted in Wellens’ side playing catch-up with the current play-off contenders.

With promotion-chasing Forest Green Rovers due to visit the Enery Check County Ground this afternoon (3pm), Wellens has called on his freshened up squad to show more consistency in their home performance – while realising things will not change overnight.

He said: “This club has been inconsistent for a number of years now, things will not change overnight.

“What I want to do – over a period of time – is change mindsets. I want people to realise games can be won when a team is not at their best.

“Lincoln displayed that when they came to the County Ground – we battered them for 90 minutes and they still took a point.

“They’ve got players of certain levels of experience and stature that can get them through games.

“I’ve watched Bury and Forest Green a number of times, they’re very similar teams.

“They play very good football, but they know how to win when they don’t play well too.

“We’re not at that level yet – I’m not saying that we’re not good enough to make the play-offs.

“But there are certain processes that you have to go through to be really confident in your team.

“A play-off team is consistent over 46 games, I want to get to that level.”

Mark Cooper’s Rovers could achieve their highest ever position in the Football League ladder this afternoon with a win by leaping into the automatic promotion spots.

Wellens was full of admiration for the work of former Town boss Cooper and how he has established his team at a level higher since joining the club, but also pointed out several weaknesses and stated three points are there for the taking.

He said: “Lincoln are the most effective team in the league, and below that Bury and Forest Green are the two that are the most expansive and play good football.

“Forest Green are a bit ahead of us. Their manager has been there a few years now and he has that momentum of winning.

“He’s got a relationship with his players, and they are a good football team.

“But they also have weaknesses that we can exploit. If we’re not on our game, they will cause a lot of problems.

“I want to see us more attacking at home. Last Saturday against Crawley, I asked my front three to stay high and not track back.

“After 20 minutes, they were tracking back. We can beat them, but they are a good football team.”