SWINDON Town have dropped themselves into a sticky position following Saturday’s disappointing 1-1 draw against relegation-threatened Yeovil Town, admits defender Ali Koiki.

Koiki, who signed on loan from Premier League side Burnley in the January transfer window, has made 10 appearances since linking up at SN1 and proven himself to be manager Richie Wellens’ first choice at left-back ahead of Matt Taylor and Ellis Iandolo.

The 19-year-old blamed a lacklustre second-half performance as the main reason why Town failed to record a third successive League Two victory.

And he admits Town’s ‘sticky situation’ with regards to their play-off credentials hasn’t been helped by lapses of concentration in the second half of Saturday’s game.

He said: “You have one eye on the table, and one eye on the next game. We’re trying to move forward and do what we can in every game – taking things game by game.

“It would be nice to push into the play-offs, but we’ve left ourselves in a sticky position.

“We had to get a foothold in the game in the second half, we let Yeovil back into the game and we weren’t ruthless in both boxes.

“It’s always a shame to lose points in the last minute.

“Momentum of the game shifts. We were at home, so we should be dominating. We still created chances in the second half, but we needed to be ruthless.”

Nine additions were made to Town’s squad by boss Wellens in January, but Koiki claims settling into his new role has required little time due to the squad’s close-knit nature.

A licence to push forward amid attacks has also benefitted the teenager, who says delivering crosses from the left wing is one of the strongest areas of his game.

He added: “The boys are all nice humble, it’s been easy to settle. We’re trying to move forward as a team.

“I’d say moving forward is one of my strengths, I try to do it as much as I can and pick the right moments. Primarily, my job is to defend.

“The team is set up well so we have that security when I move forward, and I trust my recovery runs to get back in if needs be.

“If things do break down when we move forward, my first thought is to sprint back.”