SWINDON Town striker Tyler Smith believes a lack of concentration is causing his teammates to ship goals at will.

Richie Wellens’ men saw Exeter strike four times during their EFL Trophy win over the Robins on Tuesday night – bringing the total conceded to 18 in seven games so far this term.

Town have scored 14 goals themselves though – four of which have come from Smith – and sit just outside the play-off places in the preliminary stages of the League One season as a result.

The Sheffield United loanee is confident that as long as the defensive issues are ironed out sooner rather than later, his temporary home has the capability of hosting play-off football at the end of the season.

Smith said: “It’s a lack of concentration and organisation from ourselves. We’re not telling each other where to go and where to be.

“We just need to communicate more and make sure everyone knows what they’re doing.

“As long as we get the defensive aspect sorted out, we know we’re going to score goals all day long.

“As long as we can be tighter and defend properly, going forward there are no issues at all.

“We’re creating chances, and we could have scored a few more on Tuesday night.

“We’ve got to take our chances more, but it was a lack of organisation and communication that cost us in the end.”

A brace during Tuesday night’s EFL trophy defeat took Smith’s season tally to four from six games.

The Sheffield lad admitted he does have a target he would like to reach this campaign, but was unwilling to share it as he reinstated his belief that wins are the most important thing.

He said: “It’s another two goals for me, and my confidence gets higher with every goal.

“But I’ve got to keep going – of course it’s always good to get goals but the most important thing is to get the win, and we didn’t do that on Tuesday.

“All I can do is what I’ve come here to do and score goals and help the team. I’ll continue to do that, and I’ll leave it up to the gaffer as to who he picks at the weekend.

“The boys know that’s how I like to play – off the shoulder – and that’s what they’ve been looking to do.

“So I’ll continue making those runs, and hopefully I can get more balls down the side and opportunities to score.”