Swindon Town made it two wins from two to begin their pre-season fixture schedule with a routine 2-0 victory over Hungerford Town at Bulpit Lane.

After struggling again to get going during the first half, Swindon wasted little time pulling clear in the second with Paul Glatzel and Anton Dworzak both firing home.

Two games into Swindon’s preparations for the new season, what have we learned about Mark Kennedy’s side?

Rosaire Longelo can be a key outlet this season.

With the seemingly imminent departure of Williams Kokolo, Longelo looks set to have the left flank locked up and his display did not make me think finding a replacement was a major priority. Although Town are yet to score from his marauding down the wing, his combination of pace and strength were a consistent thorn in a game where once again there was a lack of attacking fluency. He put in several dangerous balls and once the starting players gain more familiarity with one another, I think he could be in for a very strong season.

The trialists have been solid but are yet to sparkle.

There were four trialists on display against Hungerford, a third goalkeeper, the same defenders who featured in the second half against Swindon Supermarine, and a new midfielder. It is very tough to get much insight on the goalkeeper as once again there was very little action in the Town half. All three of the outfielders looked tidy on the ball and kept it moving, but none put in a display which leaves you feeling like Rio Ferdinand demanding a contract is put in front of them with a blank cheque. My personal pick of the trio so far has been Trialist B (wearing number 19). Playing as a right centre-back, he has shown a willingness to drive forward with the ball in a way that you need in a back three. He had one tricky moment defensively, but he has looked the most impressive across the two games. Trialist C (wearing number 17) also moved the ball quickly and with a degree of purpose, but had no real attacking impact in midfield and Trialist A (wearing number 34) was the most composed although without any real standout moments of quality.

Ollie Clarke has already shown himself to be quietly effective.

The first signing of the summer came with strong reviews from fans at Mansfield Town. Harry Smith has probably been the most vocal on the pitch, but Clarke has certainly been leading by example with his application even against Non-League sides. His work without the ball has been very strong, pressing aggressively, and when he wins it, he has created openings in both games with how he runs forward. Glatzel’s opener came from one of these when he won the ball back and drove before hitting a supersonic shot that the goalkeeper had to parry. These are not the games where he will show his full capabilities, but I have liked what I have seen.

The link between defence and attack is not there yet.

One of these will always look at what is still needed and it is the same complaint that I had after the first game. We saw two shapes in this game, with a 343 in the first half and 352 in the second, but, neither made a major difference to the attacking play. Swindon look comfortable for two-thirds of the pitch but there has been minimal penetration in either match beyond occasional driving runs in wide areas. The wings are always going to be important in this system but I feel the alchemy centrally is yet to be discovered.