RICHIE Wellens wants Swindon Town’s fringe players to learn from Kaiyne Woolery’s example, following Saturday’s dominant 3-0 victory against Macclesfield Town at the Energy Check County Ground.

Woolery, who has been used as an impact substitute by Wellens in Town’s last three games, played only 12 minutes against the Silkmen as Keshi Anderson’s first-half strike coupled with Eoin Doyle’s brace lifted Swindon up to second in the the League Two table on 17 points from eight fixtures.

The 24-year-old’s passion and energy caught the eye of Wellens, who has since made it clear to players currently on the bench that they must grasp every opportunity with both hands if they are to break into the first team.

With tomorrow night’s visit of Colchester United quickly followed by Saturday’s trip to Cambridge United, the Town boss says managing fringe players’ expectations will be a factor he must deal with appropriately in the coming weeks.

“Kaiyne Woolery was the best player on the pitch. His attitude was tremendous,” said Wellens.

“What you don’t want in a team is players believing they should play and causing a fuss when they don’t.

“At the moment, there is no real need to change the team.”

Additional behind-closed-doors games are part of Wellens’ plans with the above in mind.

Proven first-team players Michael Doughty, Zeki Fryers and Scott Twine all played no part in Saturday’s success.

To put it bluntly, Wellens doesn’t want to find himself in a position where substitutes enter play off the back of time out and therefore have an excuse already in their locker should a poor performance occur.

Wellens said: “When players get their chance, there is no excuse – they have to take it.

“Ellis (Iandolo) is a fine example. He has played behind closed doors and took his opportunity with both hands.

“That’s what I expect from Scott Twine, Michael Doughty, Zeki Fryers and Kaiyne Woolery – and Jordan Lyden when he is back fit.

“They’re a good group, and I think they all want what is best for the squad.”

Looking forward, the Town boss is certainly happy with the squad he has in place.

And he admits to concentrating more on the team he is in control of than ever before – rather than pondering what can be done to block opposition teams out.

“Last season, I’d think about how we could stop the opposition,” added Wellens.

“This season, we’re concentrating a lot more on us. And the difficulty I have is that there are too many players that are capable in the squad.”