Gavin Gunning said that League Two clubs may struggle to cope with the pace he now possesses in his Swindon Town squad.

Following a busy final week of the transfer window that saw four new attacking options join the club in Zack Elbouzedi, Aaron Drinan, Harry McKirdy, and Sean McGurk arrive at the County Ground to give the interim head coach plenty of different players to pick from in attacking areas.

Gunning, when talking about Elbouzedi, said that he felt that the pace in particular that his offensive players possessed could pose many problems to the opposition.

He said: “Watching him [Elbouzedi] in training today he was very sharp, he will bring pace, dynamism, and more pace.

“The way we play is going to suit him, he is fast, he can dribble with the ball, he is a clever footballer, and he knows how to manipulate the ball, so I think he will do really well here.

“I think it will come down to coaching and how you get the better of your opponent and that is the thing, it is about putting the guys in the best position.

“I don’t think Wrexham are the best team to watch, I am not even being disrespectful, it is just the way they are winning games and grinding teams down, but it is not the best to watch.

“I think with Charlie [Austin] being clever and dropping into pockets and with pace around him it is a recipe for disaster for the rest of the league."

Swindon visit Newport County this weekend in their first game since the transfer window closed and Gunning said the Exiles will be brimming with confidence and not just because of their valiant FA Cup display against Manchester United.

He said: “I think Newport’s confidence will be sky high, I heard they were eight unbeaten on Talksport, so don’t blame me if that is wrong.

“It is a false economy with the Man U game, they were fantastic, but the cup is a different kettle of fish.

“We are hoping that come Saturday, it is an early kick-off, that they will be a bit fatigued but they probably won’t be because their energy levels are outstanding.

“Going away from home is a little bit more difficult and depending on who you play you won’t have as much of the ball, we will need to be more compact and be patient.”