REALISM regarding players’ individual abilities has helped Swindon Town climb eight places in League Two since Richie Wellens took control of the club in November, according to the Town boss.

The 39-year-old pulled no punches when quizzed about the difference in his players’ mentality between November 16 – the day before Wellens took charge of his first Town game – and recent weeks.

“When I first came here, they were walking around like they were the best players in the world,” said Wellens, who masterminded a 3-1 win over automatic promotion hopefuls Bury at the weekend.

“And vice versa – when we lost, they were over critical of themselves. We’re trying to find a balance.”

Saturday’s man of the match Kaiyne Woolery eluded to Wellens’ no nonsense approach to improving broken situations, a style that the Town goalscorer he enjoys working under.

Defeating Bury meant little to the Town boss with regards to the club’s play-off credentials.

He underlined his belief that Saturday’s visit of Yeovil to the County Ground is now Town’s biggest game of the season, and only three points will do.

Yeovil have lost five games on the spin, making the Glovers the sporting definition of a ‘banana skin’ outfit that still has relegation to fight against.

Aware of this, Wellens has allowed little time for his men to reflect on Saturday’s eye-catching win – instead identifying several key areas of his side’s game that must be improved upon moving forward.

He added: “We’re chasing. Yeovil next week, that’s the biggest game of the season.

“Yeovil are a team that people think we’re going to win – but it’s never that easy.

“We’ll debrief the game we have just played (against Bury) and ensure we show the players all the good stuff they done.

“We’ll show them the things we didn’t do too well.

“Bury had three counter attacks in the second half. The first one, we didn’t show them the line on those occasions, and we let them come inside.

“The second one, we countered with Keshi Anderson and didn’t get the ball on the other side of their back four so they broke on us – I don’t like being countered after our counters.

“There are little things we need to improve on. It’s no good coming away from Bury saying ‘we’ve won 3-1 against second in the league’ and think we’ve cracked it.

“The only way to keep churning out results consistently is to work, and we’ll keep working to try and get another good performance next week.”