SWINDON Town midfielder Jordan Lyden says the League Two leaders’ fate is not yet sealed as struggling teams can cause them just as many problems as teams at the top.

With 13 games to go, Town are top of the table and face a run of fixtures that most feel give the club its best chance to achieve promotion back to the third tier after three seasons away.

But Lyden – who spent the first half of the 2018-19 season at Oldham Athletic – is adamant that sides who are battling for survival down the bottom will fight just as hard as the teams who are seeking a promotion place.

The 24-year-old says there is no problem with arrogance inside the County Ground however, and has backed his teammates to remain focused when Scunthorpe United arrive in Wiltshire on Saturday.

Lyden said: “It’s a very grounded dressing room, so it doesn’t matter who plays.

“That’s something that has pushed us on since the opening day really – we’ve all kept each other on our toes by being at it in training, we all want to better ourselves, and that’s what you need in a winning squad.

“But we can’t take any game lightly, there are 13 games left – some teams that we’ll play will be fighting for their lives down the bottom and putting their bodies on the line.

“Others will be fighting alongside us for promotion, so we need to keep playing the way we are if we want to get promoted.”

Lyden produced a memorable display in midweek against Northampton Town and is hopeful of retaining his place in the starting XI alongside two players that he was recently compared to by manager Richie Wellens.

Town’s boss summed up Lyden’s ability by stating he was not as good at the defensive side as Anthony Grant, not as good as Michael Doughty at finding a pass, but an all-round solid player in midfield.

Asked whether the Australian-born battler agreed with that assessment, he said: “That is probably quite a good explanation of myself and the way I play.

“I can get on the ball and play, and I can get stuck in at the same time.

“Doughty can see that pass, as he’s shown several times this season, but there are many players throughout the team that can see passes like that.

“And Grant does the defensive work very well, but I feel I can do both jobs equally as capably, and I felt like I showed that on Tuesday night.”