SWINDON Town head coach Ben Garner admitted there was still plenty to improve on despite his side keeping their third consecutive clean sheet during the 1-0 win against Mansfield Town.

Ipswich Town loanee Tyreece Simpson opened his account for the season with a determined volley on the hour mark before Mansfield had what looked to be a good goal not given as Swindon scrambled it away from under Jojo Wollacott’s crossbar.

Much of the hosts’ performance in the first half was underwhelming, but a much-improved second-half display paved the way for the club’s third success in five games.

Sharing his immediate thoughts in the post-match press conference, the Town boss said: “There are still a lot of things we can work on and improve on still, but three clean sheets in a row and seven points is really pleasing with a developing and a growing group.

“Our defensive organisation was pretty good throughout. Mansfield pose a really big attacking threat with the diamond that they play and with the front two that they’ve got, so we changed shape.

“We took a little bit of time to get going with the ball in the first half, but then did well in the second half and got the goal.”

With seven minutes added time shown, Swindon survived a number of long throws and free-kicks on their road to see out the game.

Garner was frustrated with the number of silly fouls his side gave away but praised his players for the manner in which they stayed concentrated to prevent a goal going in.

Garner said: “We saw the game through, the only threat near the end was from set-pieces which we defended brilliantly.

“But we gave too many at times when we didn’t have to. There will be a bit to go through on the video next week, but there are a lot of young players here who are learning those aspects of the game. That’s something we can certainly improve on moving forwards.”