SWINDON Town manager John Sheridan says he will make his new team more difficult to play against and harder to beat from now on.

Sheridan watched on from the dugout as his side rescued a point late on against Shrewsbury Town with a 94th minute goal from Matt Smith at the weekend.

But before that, Swindon went two goals down early on against fellow strugglers, Shrewsbury and appeared to be staring down the barrel of their fifth straight away league defeat due to some slack defending.

But following Saturday’s dramatic draw, the Mancunian manager vowed to put an end to the number of avoidable goals Town have conceded of late in a bid to start an ascent up the League One table.

He said: “I’ll try to put my stamp on things now – I only came on Friday, so I think it would be unfair if I came straight in and started saying: “let’s do this, let’s do that”.

“My stamp is I will try and make us a bit more difficult to beat because I know we’ve got good, talented footballers here who are a threat going forward.

“We’ve got to be switched on when we’re going forward too because then we can spot danger earlier and it makes us less vulnerable when the opposition come back at us.”

The Town boss was largely thrilled with what he saw from his players for the most part on Saturday, and has urged them to take that momentum into the upcoming stretch of home fixtures.

Sheridan’s men have got three games coming up at the County Ground against Accrington Stanley, Lincoln City and Bristol Rovers.

With the quick turnaround between fixtures though, Sheridan is keen not to overload his squad with information too quickly and simply wants the players to focus on being more disciplined until he has time to bed in his ideas on the training ground.

He said: “The lads have got three games at home now, so I want them to take that confidence into these three home games.

“Saturday was a very confident performance against a difficult team who are in a similar area to us in the league, but I thought the boys played the game very well.

“We’ll take them through some light sessions ahead of Tuesday and make sure they’re as prepared as they can be.

“We’ll talk them through where we think they can improve, whether that’s video analysis or even walking them through it out on the pitch.

“But we need to be more switched on and not give goals cheap away.”