SCOTT Twine hopes Swindon Town’s early-season feel good-factor can result in Carabao Cup progress as they go hunting a third win in the opening 11 days of the campaign tonight.

Richie Wellens takes his side to divisional rivals Colchester United fresh off the back of a second straight League Two victory in a row.

A superb comeback on Saturday saw Town claim a 3-2 success at home to Carlisle United, seven days after they began the season with an equally gutsy 2-0 win at Scunthorpe United.

The only blemish on Swindon’s early record is a narrow defeat at home to Chelsea U21s in their opening EFL Trophy group game a week ago, although plenty of credit was still taken after Wellens’ men pushed the young Blues all the way before falling 3-2.

Young striker Twine is thrilled with how Town have been able to hit their straps so quickly in 2019-20, and is optimistic that can continue when they travel to Colchester this evening.

“It’s been a good start. Two wins in the league from two games, you can’t ask for much more than that,” said Twine.

“We have been playing well as well. I think we should have won by a bit more on Saturday, so we have to make sure we keep improving and, more importantly, keep winning.

“We create a lot of chances, which is good to see. We scored three goals on Saturday and two away at Scunthorpe. It is good going.

“This cup is a good competition, so hopefully we can do well.”

Twine is back involved with the Swindon first-team squad this season, having spent the second half of the 2018-19 campaign on loan at League of Ireland side Waterford United.

The 20-year-old Town academy graduate has felt the benefits of his brief stint over the Irish Sea and is keen to kick on upon his return to Wiltshire.

“It was a good experience being out there as I have never lived away from home before or anything like that,” said Twine.

“I learned a lot off the field as well as on it. I saw the different types of football they play so it was a good experience.

“Now I am back here, I have just got to keep training every day and when I get my chance, hopefully take it.

“I just want to play as much as possible and keep winning games.”

A crowd of just over 7,000 witnessed both Town’s battling qualities and deadly attacking play against Carlisle at the weekend and responded in kind with vocal support throughout the 90 minutes.

Twine says the players feed off the energy they get from the stands and hopes the County Ground can remain in buoyant mood for the foreseeable future.

“It was good to see a good crowd here on Saturday. Hopefully they enjoyed it – I am sure they did,” said Twine.

“Everyone was really positive, which is what we all want. I am sure if we keep winning and keep playing well, it will stay that way.”