SWINDON Town manager Richie Wellens says his side’s performance in their 3-1 win over Morecambe was the worst they have produced all season.

All four goals came in a whirlwind first 25 minutes at the Energy Check County Ground – Eoin Doyle struck twice to take his tally to five for the club while Jerry Yates marked his return from suspension with a well-taken one-on-one chance.

Morecambe’s Lewis Alessandra netted the visitors’ only reply to make it 1-1, but Town proved too much and improved their unbeaten record against the Shrimps to eight games.

Despite an eventful first half an hour, the final 60 minutes featured very little action as the tempo of the game dropped dramatically and Swindon failed to create many meaningful chances to improve the scoreline further.

As a result, Wellens – who was serving the second and final game of his touchline ban – was left feeling frustrated and confused at having watched his team play poorly but pick up a comfortable three points.

He said: “It doesn’t really feel like a win because I don’t think we were great.

“In the first half, when we got it right and executed what we wanted to do, we looked good, we made chances and we scored goals.

“We scored our goals at good times, but that’s the worst we’ve played by a long way this season.

“Football is funny like that because we’ve probably got our best result, in terms of the scoreline.

“We won’t brush things under the carpet because there were certain things today that were not good enough.

“But we take the positives from that in terms of the result.”

Swindon’s latest victory has seen them move back into the play-off places with three wins, two draws and a defeat from their opening half-a-dozen games.

But Town’s current position in the League Two table is not as pleasing to Wellens as seeing senior figures like Danny Rose make a return to action.

Rose made his first start of the season in Saturday’s victory and Wellens felt the 31-year-old battled well in the middle of the pitch.

Wellens said: “Danny Rose has got 90 minutes – he’s done great since coming back.

“He’s had three training sessions with the team and that was his first minutes on a football pitch since the very first day of pre-season.

“At times, he looked a little bit leggy and lethargic, but he’s stepped in and done a great job for us.

“The strikers have got a couple of good goals between them too, but all in all, sometimes you can’t have it all.

“You can’t always have a really good performance and the result.

“We’ve performed really well in the first five games, today we were a little bit off it, but at least we can say we got the three points.”