ADAM May accepts his team-mates can consider themselves fortunate that none of League Two’s top three teams established any breathing space between themselves and Swindon Town last weekend.

Leaders Exeter City slipped to their first defeat of the season at home to Grimsby Town, while Cheltenham Town and Crewe Alexandra drew at the Jonny Rocks Stadium.

Some will view Town’s 2-0 defeat to Newport County as a missed opportunity to climb to the top of the table.

But ahead of this weekend’s visit to pre-season title favourites Bradford City, May stated Swindon must grab the chance to deny one of the division’s stronger teams points at home with both hands.

May said: “We could’ve nicked a point here or there in earlier games, and that applies to Saturday as well.

“We had good chances but Newport went up the other end and won it.

“We’re not getting too carried away, although it is nice to see we are up there.

“It’s still early days. A few results went our way on Saturday, which is fortunate.

“There’s a lot of time to go.”

Away from matchdays, May revealed he is enjoying his loan stay at Town to date.

But the 20-year-old admits more game time would be welcome amid the club’s push to confirm itself as a genuine promotion contender by Christmas.

Upcoming fixtures against Bradford, Plymouth Argyle and Crewe Alexandra will no doubt strongly influence Town’s above target.

May added: “I’d like to play more, but that highlights the competition for places in midfield.

“I’ve got to work hard weekly to try and get in the team.

“Going off of last season at Portsmouth, I didn’t get a lot of first team game time. It’s an improvement for me to come here so I can play games.

“I’m delighted to get on the pitch, although disappointed the result didn’t go our way on Saturday.

“My fingers are crossed that I can stay in the team.”

Regarding his competition to even make the starting XI, May admits working with the likes of Jordan Lyden, Anthony Grant, Michael Doughty, Lloyd Isgrove and Danny Rose is making him a better player.

And he had a positive word to say about the club’s fanbase too.

“I’m enjoying it. It’s a great squad,” said May.

“We’ve got off to a great start, so there are a lot of things to enjoy.

“Our fans from the start of the season have been brilliant – the away support in particular.

“It gets you through games. They stuck with us last Saturday – we just couldn’t deliver for them.”