SWINDON Town coach Tommy Wright admitted it would be tough for any goalkeeper to perform well at present as his side continues to leak goals.

Town’s number one, Matej Kovar, was rested on Tuesday night after a difficult run of games – replaced by more experienced stopper, Joe Fryer.

The former Middlesbrough man endured a tough debut – conceding four – but Wright sprung to Fryer’s defence, insisting that none of the goals could be blamed on the 24-year-old.

Wright said: “Matej Kovar is our number one at the moment – but if you’ve got any goalkeeper playing behind us defensively at the moment, it’s going to be tough for them because we’re conceding goals out of the blue.

“But we’ve got faith in both of them – I know Joe (Fryer), I’ve worked with him before.

“He’s had a terrible injury and Tuesday night was his first game in a long, long time.

“He is a very, very good goalkeeper, but for Joe to get to his best, he probably needs another two or three months working with Steve Mildenhall (goalkeeping coach) to get better and stronger.

“But like anything, it’s games that count and Joe needs more games.”