Gavin Gunning has hinted that he is planning on switching Swindon Town to a back three for the remainder of the season.

Town have played the bulk of this season in a 3412 formation under Michael Flynn before Gunning came in and looked to change the team into a back four.

However, the interim head coach has admitted that he was attempting to find a structure that suited the players best in recent weeks after feeling he had been trying to fit them into his own preferred system since taking over.

During the second half against Doncaster Rovers, Swindon switched to a back three and saw an upturn in performance as they put in a stronger display than they had in the opening 45 minutes.

Gunning said that he feels that given the squad was built to play in a back three, that might be the way forward for him until the end of the season.

He said: “We wanted to play the back four and we have played our best stuff since I have been here with a four, but that was with Sads [Saidou Khan] in the team, so Dawson [Devoy] could play higher.

“I think that with Dawson having to play deeper and the recruitment has been around a back three, so I think that going forward that is probably where we will be at until we can recruit again.”

Town take on Notts County on Good Friday and despite a run of form of just one win in eight matches that has seen them plummet down the table, Gunning said they have plenty of threats to be wary of.

He said: “I went and watched their [Notts County’s] game at the weekend against Salford and they have got a brilliant squad, I think unfortunately for us [David] McGoldrick has just come back fit, so he is probably one of the best players in the league.

“They have got a really good squad, I honestly thought they would be up near the top when I saw them play earlier in the season, I thought they were one of the best teams I have seen.

“Then for whatever reason they have fallen into a hole a bit like ourselves, I think it was third against fourth when we played them before and since then we have fallen off a cliff and they have done the same, I suppose.”