Mathieu Baudry believes Swindon Town's new-look squad will get better as the season goes on.

The Frenchman said Town played well for large portions of Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Blackpool but they "lost their way" towards the end.

Baudry said: “The new lads played really well. I think it’s just, as a team, we conceded and Blackpool took their chances really well.

“Then, after, as a team we lost our way and stopped trying to do the game plan. It’s frustrating but we need to learn from it and move on to the next game.”

The 32-year-old defender was making his first start of the 2020/21 campaign after recovering from an injury that kept him out of the first three competitive fixtures of the season.

Saturday’s defeat was the first time he had started in front of new on-loan keeper Matej Kovar and Baudry says the Manchester United youngster will only improve despite being beaten at his near post by CJ Hamilton for Blackpool's opener.

He added: “He’s a young keeper and he’s got great abilities with the ball at his feet, he’s a big lad coming for crosses and he’s a good shot-stopper.

“But like him we’re learning every week and we’ll only get better individually and as a team.

“He has good coaching staff working with him and the gaffer will work with us to get better so I’m quite happy with what we’ve got.”

Looking ahead to Saturday's home game with Burton Albion, Baudry believes there is no need to panic and Town can get back to winning ways.

“It’s only the start of the season,” he said. “The first goal is important. I saw we were playing well against Blackpool, we were on top and it was a fair game until they scored.

“They had a few half-chances and they scored from one of them.

“It’s important at this level when there’s less difference between the team but that (taking chances) is a thing we need to work.”

Boss Richie Wellens also called for patience, with Town fielding a number of new faces following a turnover of attacking players during the summer.

Wellens said:" They need to fit into the way we play.

"You’ve seen signs today that this is a really good football team for 40 minutes and there’s areas we’re still trying to improve.

"We lost all the attacking players from last year.

"I thought Matty Smith was the best player on the pitch (on Saturday) but all our midfield has changed.

"Doughty, Lyden, Yates, Doyle, Woolery, Isgrove (have all left). It takes time."