SWINDON Town manager Richie Wellens believes his team is both the best and worst in League Two.

Having watched 21 of the 24 League Two clubs so far this season – only Oldham Athletic, Crawley Town and Forest Green Rovers are still to be assessed by the Mancunian – Wellens felt that his players were comfortably one of the top three sides in the division during the opening 10 games.

However, the Town chief admits the recent form table does not lie and his players have far too regularly produced performances that are at the opposite end of the scale.

Following the underwhelming defeat at Crewe, Wellens revealed he set himself some intense homework in order to fully understand how to help his team reach their maximum capabilities once again.

Wellens said: “On Sunday after the Crewe game, I watched every single one of our league games back.

“I watched 14 games in one day on Sunday, and I told the players who I thought the best team in this league was – it was us.

“I also said to them: ‘who is the worst team I’ve seen?’ and there was a pause, and the worst team that I’ve seen is us.”

Injuries and suspensions to key players served as unwelcome distractions to Town’s early-season form, according to Wellens.

But now that the majority of the squad is fit and available, the 39-year-old says his players are well on their way to rectifying their recent collapse of form.

He added: “On Monday, we watched the Crewe game back as a group, and we identified what makes us a good team in possession and out of possession.

“When we’ve got everyone raring to go and playing in the right position, we’re very, very good.

“There have been exceptional circumstances in recent weeks, we know that, but that mindset has to change.

“Everyone is fit now, more or less, so we’ve got no problem there.”

Meanwhile, last night it was confirmed Swindon Town will travel to Cheltenham Town in the first round of the FA Cup.

Town’s visit to the Jonny Rocks Stadium presents the club with an opportunity to win at the Jonny Rocks Stadium at the ninth time of asking.

Elsewhere, Chippenham Town were handed a home tie against Northampton Town.