SWINDON Town first-team coach Tommy Wright believes everyone at the club has reason to be optimistic about the future given the team’s positive start to the new League Two season.

Richie Wellens’ side kicked off their campaign with back-to-back wins before rescuing a deserved draw away at Exeter City, being robbed of a point at home to Northampton Town by an ‘inept’ refereeing decision and missing a couple of guilt-edged chances in their draw away at Cheltenham Town.

Despite no wins in their last three league games, Town sit in 10th position and are just three points away from Exeter at the top.

Coach Wright hopes the Town fans have seen enough positivity from what the coaching group are trying to do already, and the Scotsman believes the early signs are more than encouraging at the County Ground.

Speaking ahead of today’s clash at home to Morecambe, Wright said: “I don’t know the fans, but I’m pretty sure the fans are happy with the way we are playing.

“Looking back, I think we should have three more points, at least.

“There is a long way to go. You don’t win anything at this time of year.

“If you’ve got faith in your players – which we certainly have – then you have reason to be optimistic about the future.

“I think the fans are optimistic as well. We’re grateful for their support, the players appreciate it hugely when they’re playing. I hope they keep coming along.”

Due to their Carabao Cup exit earlier this month, Town have been afforded a full week between fixtures for the first time this season, and Wright said that respite was a welcome change for the group.

Tactical work, including their exploits in both boxes from set-pieces, has been a primary focus for Town in the build-up to their third home league fixture this term as the Shrimps visit SN1.

Discussing the rare occurrence of a full week to prepare for a game, Wright said: “It’s been a bit of a relief actually because the games came thick and fast.

“With the transfer window closing soon, we are still looking at bringing one or two in to increase the squad – we’re a bit bare at times.

“This week has allowed us a bit more time to work on tactics – you don’t get much time when you have a game in midweek.

“I spoke to Richie, Noel (Hunt) and Steve (Mildenhall) about how we were good defensively, but not great attacking-wise.

“We have done well this season from set-pieces.

“Chances are being created, that’s a good thing and an improvement, but it’s an element we need to improve on still.”