SWINDON Town midfielder Danny Rose does not believe the loss of Mathieu Baudry midway through the first half of Tuesday night’s 3-0 loss to Colchester United had any baring on the final result.

Substitute defender Tom Broadbent replaced the Frenchman after half an hour with score at 0-0 and Swindon having controlled the majority of the opening third of the game.

The 27-year-old did not enjoy his best game at centre-back, though was not at fault for the first two Colchester goals.

However, coming a distant second in a foot-race between himself and U’s striker Frank Nouble had many questioning if he would feature again under Wellens, especially as the manager himself declared he had made ‘the wrong substitution’ in his post-match debrief.

Despite this, experienced campaigner Rose insisted no one in the side had a good night and the loss of the game resulted in too many individual errors throughout.

“The team has been pretty consistent for the last three or four games, so when you get a settled side, players that come into competitive games, sometimes the understanding of roles isn’t there,” said Rose.

“It’s not an excuse, players have to be responsible for their own fitness if they’re not playing in behind-closed-doors games, so I don’t think losing Mathieu is really a reason why we struggled in the game.

“I think it was more down to the fact that we made too many bad decisions, and a couple of individual errors.

“The basics of the game, we didn’t do well enough. If we do them right on a consistent basis, we’ll be successful.

“We’ve done that in the last few weeks and that’s why we’ve got the results we have this season.”

Town’s 3-0 loss on Tuesday night was not only the second time Wellens’ men had been felled by John McGreal and co. under the lights, but also completed a curious 100 per cent losing record in midweek games so far this season.

A Leasing.com Trophy defeat to Chelsea under-21s preceded unsuccessful nights against Colchester in the League Cup and Northampton in the league before Tuesday’s disappointment.

The 31-year-old was at a loss to explain why Town have had such rotten luck in midweek so far this season, but said the team would do everything in their power to change the unwanted record at the earliest opportunity.

Rose said: “Someone did mention that in the changing room afterwards – it is difficult to think why, but it is definitely something that we’ll have to look at.

“Is the preparation right? We know we’re doing everything we can before the games – we meet at a hotel to make sure everyone is getting the right food in preparation for the game.

“At the moment, it has just become a monkey on our back that we will have to get rid of pretty soon.”