SWINDON Town coach Tommy Wright believes fans will see improvements in the team after the club picked up its first league victory since October 31 on Saturday.

Town beat Bristol Rovers 1-0 in a particularly scrappy encounter in which both teams appeared to show their lack of confidence as they battle to move away from the League One relegation zone.

Brett Pitman’s late header proved to be the difference for the hosts as manager John Sheridan secured his first win in charge of Swindon.

Wright said the confidence gained from the club’s derby success will help them to play their natural game when Lincoln City arrive at the County Ground on Tuesday.

Looking immediately ahead to Town’s forthcoming League One fixture, Wright said: “I’ve been very impressed with Lincoln in the games that I’ve watched this season.

“I think they’ll be one of the teams that is pushing for promotion, so it will be a very, very difficult game.

“But wins bring confidence and confidence brings better performances. The confidence and belief that we collected on Saturday, hopefully we can take that into the next game.

“We know we’re playing a good team, we know they’re very strong, but we know we can be better with the ball and I think we will be better on Tuesday.”

Town’s victory on Saturday moved them further away from danger and up to 18th in League One after 12 games played.

Wright’s men haven’t chained consecutive wins together all season, therefore consistency is something Town are desperate to achieve, according to their coach.

When asked how they might do that, the 56-year-old highlighted defensive discipline as a particular must if Town are not to suffer another false dawn.

Wright said: “You have to remain disciplined, you have to try and stop crosses.

“The only time we didn’t do that on Saturday was the header close to the end where it looked like the lad maybe should have scored and he’s hit the post.

“You hope it’s your day when things like that happen, but you never know with the way we’ve conceded goals lately.

“It got a bit tense at the end because of the position we’re in, and the lack of confidence means you get worried easier and you get stressed easier.

“So we dropped a little too deep near the end and we invited them onto us, but we hung on and the three points were vital.”