SWINDON Town midfielder Danny Rose echoed manager Richie Wellens’ sentiments when discussing the League Two side’s languid performance in their goalless draw away at Cambridge United.

The 31-year-old admitted Town did not do enough to warrant taking all three points away from the Abbey stadium and lacked energy all over the pitch.

Following Exeter City’s loss at home to Crawley Town earlier in the afternoon, a win would have pushed Swindon to within two points of the play-offs and given Wellens hope of masterminding a late promotion push.

However, in a game that lacked many guilt-edge chances for either side, Town rarely threatened and only Michael Doughty’s late free-kick that was acrobatically tipped wide by Dimitar Mitov, came close to breaking the deadlock.

The former Portsmouth midfielder, who has experienced promotion multiple times before, said serious words were expressed by several members of the squad in the aftermath of the game.

Rose said: “Looking back, there’s a lot of disappointment because we knew about the Exeter result beforehand and we knew that with a result (on Friday) we would have given ourselves a better chance than before the game.

“We’ve had a long chat in the dressing room about what was missing, as a whole, and we’re very disappointed.

“Yes, it’s another game unbeaten, but you don’t get anywhere with too many draws and that’s what we’ve had too often of late.

“Some people had to get a few things off their chest, which is always good. Looking back at the game, we just didn’t do enough to win it.”

Rose has performed admirably in recent weeks as he attempts to play his way towards a contract extension, but said too few of his teammates have taken opportunities to win games in their seven-match unbeaten run that has featured five draws.

The tough-tackling midfielder stated late goals are key for any successful side and Town have not scored enough of late.

He said: “We’ve had control over most of the last seven games, but we just have to capitalise on those periods.

“The top sides score late, the top sides are unselfish when it comes to certain areas of the pitch and there’s a burning desire throughout the whole team, not just the 11 on the pitch, but the whole group to be successful.

“A free-kick from 25 yards, that’s not good enough. We shouldn’t be relying on that kind of moment to get us a result.

“He (Michael Doughty) struck it really well and the ‘keeper has made a great save, but if that’s our best opportunity to win a game, then we’ve not done enough.”