SWINDON Town’s faltering squad need to get to grips with the enigma of their County Ground performances or face the prospect of being replaced with those who can, admits boss David Flitcroft.

Friday night’s 3-2 reverse to Colchester United was the sixth defeat in 11 matches on home turf for Flitcroft’s squad - a record the manager accepts cannot continue if Town are restore lustre to their League Two promotion campaign.

Statistically, only second-from-bottom Forest Green Rovers and Port Vale - another side in the bottom seven - have worse form on their own pitches but while Town’s Wiltshire woes have been largely masked by stellar away form - seven wins in 10 matches - nine league defeats overall before the midway point of the season could prove costly in the final analysis.

The looming January transfer window offers the option of Flitcroft refreshing and re-balancing his squad for a push in the second half of the season and the manager concedes he faces some key decisions in the coming weeks.

“With the (transfer) window looming, it gives us a chance to remedy it and if the current crop of players can’t do it or keep making the same errors and mistakes then we will look to do something different,’’ he said.

“We will make sure we put a stop to it and that’s what we will all be working on over the next few hours, days and weeks leading up to the window.’’

A hectic summer of wheeling and dealing saw Flitcroft bring 17 new players, either on deals or on loan, in to the club but the alchemy has proved only partially successful, with Town’s push for an immediate return to League One beginning to fray at the edges.

“It will possibly require movement,’’ added Flitcroft over likely squad changes.

“We have still got five loan signings that we either re-engage or don’t re-engage in and we have got potential players that we could move out to bring extra players in. As December started, we have been working on that and will continue to do so.

“We have been working on it since the home form became a concern and we will continue to do that. We will keep working on it and if it is not this group of players that can really perform at the County Ground, we might need to get two or three in that we feel can, then that’s what we will do.

“We will just look at the balance of the squad, we will look at the quality of the squad and what we need for the second part of the season and base all our decisions on that. That’s where we will make decisions over the coming weeks.’’