SWINDON Town defender Mathieu Baudry says he is treating each game he plays like his last after a man-of-the-match display against Bradford City on Saturday.

Town lost the game 3-1 at the County Ground, but Baudry was excellent on an individual basis and stood out as his defensive peers faltered in key moments.

The Frenchman has now played in four of Town’s past five fixtures and feels like he is beginning to generate some rhythm in his game – something he hopes can continue as he aims to prove those who have previously criticised him wrong.

Baudry said: “I feel good. I’ve been back now for a little while, but obviously training is different from games.

“I know if we were to do a popularity contest in here (media room), I wouldn’t be the winner.

“I’ve been working hard, I’ve been enjoying my football, and I’m at that stage of my career where I take every game like it could be the last one.

“I’m enjoying playing in this team, we play good football, and if I can prove a few of you wrong that would be a good thing – but I’m not really too bothered.”

After returning from a hamstring issue picked up on the opening day of the season away at Scunthorpe United, Baudry has been one of very few injury victims this term – a huge contrast to last season at the County Ground.

The 33-year-old says there has been a noticeable difference placed on the importance of sport science this year, and Baudry believes this is paying off when it comes to how often players are fit for selection.

He said: “The detail in the sport science side is so much higher this season. Everything is bang on, medically and fitness-wise.

“The attention to detail is there, and you can see we haven’t had that many injuries this season – long may that continue, touch wood.

“We’ll keep working and listening to the coaches, and use the facilities that are here for us.”