SWINDON Town full-back Rob Hunt likes the direction his new team is heading in and has backed Richie Wellens’ outfit to continue to improve as the games go by.

The former Oldham Athletic man has played every minute of Town’s campaign so far as the Robins have conceded eight goals in four matches.

Although they did keep one clean sheet during the opening-day victory at Scunthorpe United in League Two, the number of consecutive errors is a slight worry to Hunt, who has called on his team-mates to concentrate on doing the basics well before anything else.

The 24-year-old said: “We’ve started off solid, but once we’ve made one mistake, it’s led to one or two more so far.

“All the goals we’ve conceded this season have come from mistakes on our behalf instead of great play from the other team or a good goal.

“We’re working to get rid of those mistakes and concentrate on keeping a clean sheet first and foremost.”

Hunt is one of three defensive summer signings in Wellens’ first-choice XI this season as the Town boss looks to build a stable base from which his side can launch their trademark counter-attack.

The Dagenham-born defender joined Mathieu Baudry and Zeke Fryers alongside club captain Dion Conroy and goalkeeper Luke McCormick, and Hunt believes the collective experience in Town’s back-line will help them to grind out results this term.

He said: “We’re all getting along well. We’ve jelled quite quickly and we’re still getting to know each other in the way we go about things.

“A lot of the guys have been playing football for a long time, so we’ve got a good understanding of the game and what people’s strengths and weaknesses are.

“We’re jelling well, not only as a back four, but as a team.”

Hunt has also revelled in his new role as an attacking full-back in Wellens’ side.

Although neither Hunt nor Fryers have contributed with an assist so far, the former Brighton & Hove Albion defender is hoping to rectifying that if he starts against Exeter City this afternoon.

Hunt said: “The gaffer wants the full-backs to get forward and join in on the attacks.

“Obviously, we’re defenders first and foremost, so we want to defend and keep clean sheets, but the gaffer gives us license to get involved going forward and try and help the forwards out any way we can.

“It’s about getting that balance right and being in the right position when the ball transitions.”