WHEN Tommy Wright first arrived at Swindon Town, he was adamant two men in Richie Wellens’ squad weren’t performing at a level they were capable of.

Kaiyne Woolery and Keshi Anderson were almost immediately called over to one side by the newly-appointed first-team coach, and the three men agreed goal and assist returns had to be improved upon.

In 13 combined league appearances, the pair have notched three goals and the same number of assists – a marked improvement on last season’s efforts.

Not content to settle for what he has got, Wright insists both men must now improve their levels of self-desire and want to succeed.

And that trait can be ignited this afternoon as Swindon host Macclesfield Town in League Two.

“It was one of the first things I did when I joined,” said Wright. “I made it clear to Keshi and Kaiyne that they need more goals and assists to their names. I was honest with them.

“They agreed when I asked them what they thought about my opinion.

“But I think they have to be more driven. They have to drive themselves more and not accept it when they miss the target or miss a goalscoring opportunity.

“Look at Eoin Doyle. He is ruthless.

“Eoin obviously misses chances, but his goals to chance ratio is quite high. My chat with them was to highlight that they are good players, and I want them to be the match-winner more often.

“If they tick a few more boxes, they can play at a higher level. But it’s not for me to tell them that.”

Wright also reported Anderson’s improved approach to training.

Manager Richie Wellens made no secret of his disappointment regarding the 24-year-old’s attitude at Beversbrook Sports Facility, which resulted in him missing the club’s pre-season tour to La Manga.

But having only missed Town’s home loss to Northampton Town this season, it appears regular game time for Anderson has benefitted his off-field behaviour.

Wright added: “Both of them can kick the ball with both feet, both can head the ball and both can run – why can’t they score more goals?

“The pair have been terrific in training, Kaiyne has been a bit unfortunate being left out of the team.

“You have to keep driving them on, but they have to drive themselves too – they have to be realistic and know that to be good players they have to do it on the pitch.

“They’ve got to take it upon themselves and drive themselves to play higher – and I hope that’s with Swindon.

“If we do well and get promoted, they can do that. But, wanting to play higher is an inner-strength.”