DION Conroy hailed Swindon Town’s attacking performance at Leyton Orient last weekend as a joy to watch from the defensive lines, but admits emulating their efforts from the capital across the full season will prove difficult.

For the second successive weekend, Town struck three goals against League Two opposition and climbed up to fourth in the early table having collected 14 points from seven fixtures.

It means victory at home to Macclesfield Town this afternoon could propel Richie Wellens’ men into the automatic promotion frame with more than a sixth of the season played.

Keen to start today’s fixture in equally dominant style, club captain Conroy says moving the ball quickly is proving to be one of the squad’s greatest assets.

“Last weekend against Leyton Orient was the best team performance of the season so far, we moved the ball really quick – probably the quickest we have ever moved it,” said Conroy.

“At this level, that movement can kill teams. We’ve got a great balance in the team, things are flowing easily.

“It was a joy to watch last Saturday’s game from the back and let the boys do what they can do.

“It’s going to be a challenge to keep that standard up for the whole season. There will be times when we don’t all play our best game.

“But hopefully we can deliver performances like that throughout the season, and that will allow us to be there at the end of things.”

Macclesfield themselves are experiencing good fortunes this season.

Despite being tipped for relegation at the start of the campaign, the Silkmen have accumulated 11 points from their first seven games and boast one of the division’s strongest defensive records.

Consequently, Conroy wouldn’t be surprised if Daryl McMahon’s side opt to camp in and break down Swindon’s attacking options in the final third.

“Richie (Wellens) likes the ball to be played on the floor, but he always says the ball can be hit on the long-diagonal when the opportunity is there,” said Conroy.

“What we have is a good mix. We can ping the ball around in small areas and then switch the play quick once a team has been dragged across.

“That’s where we hurt teams, but I think we’ll see teams sit off now and force us to try and break things down.

“All the time, we work on different scenarios. Richie will look at what Macclesfield are likely to do and we’ll work on that in the week.”