DAVID Flitcroft saw no problems with Swindon Town’s attacking play against Colchester United on Friday night, believing the two goals they scored should have been enough to claim all three points at the Energy Check County Ground.

Clear-cut chances in open play were few and far between for either side throughout the 90 minutes, with Town’s goals both coming from set-pieces.

Kaiyne Woolery put them ahead in the first half when a Matt Taylor free-kick was not cleared before Kellan Gordon did likewise in the second from a Taylor corner to bring the scores back to 2-2.

The problem was that the hosts were caught out twice from set-pieces themselves between those strikes as Frankie Kent and Mikael Mandron pounced for the U’s to punish them.

Sammie Szmodics then netted swiftly after Gordon’s equaliser to bag the winner for Colchester and inflict a fifth straight defeat on Flitcroft’s side and third in a row in League Two.

Although not his side’s most vibrant performance in attack of the campaign, Flitcroft was content with what he saw from his forward players, which only served to increase his irritation with the lapses at the back.

“If you score twice at home, that should be enough to not only not get beaten but definitely win a game,” said Flitcroft.

“Kaiyne Woolery’s pull-back late on – there was no one with real desire to go and get on the end of it.

“I believe we did enough to win the football match having scored two goals but you are certainly not going to win if you concede three in the manner we have done.”

Goalkeeper Reice Charles-Cook and striker Harry Smith missed the Colchester match due to injuries sustained in training, although Flitcroft expects both to be back involved with the squad prior to next Saturday’s trip to Crewe Alexandra.

Right-back Ben Purkiss and forward Keshi Anderson were both withdrawn at half-time on Friday night, with Flitcroft confirming that the changes were not down to a different tactical approach as the pair had picked up knocks in the course of the first 45 minutes.

“Purks took a spasm to the neck after a header, so that was more of an injury-related one than tactical. Keshi was just feeling something in his groin area,” said Flitcroft.

“Reice got a bang on his cheek in training on Thursday. It was precautionary as he has got quite a big lump on his cheek.

“With Harry Smith, we trained on 3G and it unsettled his knee a little bit. He has had some problems with his knee, so Harry was out through injury.

“Reice wasn’t fully concussed, it was just a nasty bang and we are hoping to have him train on Wednesday. Harry should be training on Tuesday or Wednesday, if we can settle the knee down.”