ELLIS Iandolo says there is no chance of the Swindon Town squad starting to get ahead of themselves despite a fruitful festive schedule.

Town continued their stunning away record in League Two this season with wins at Crewe Alexandra and Barnet and also secured a gutsy home success over second-placed Notts County to finish with nine points of a possible 12 over the Christmas and new year period.

That hefty haul has seen David Flitcroft’s side climb to within one point of the play-off spots and they are also just three behind points below Coventry City in the last of the three automatic promotion places, having played a game less than all but one of the teams above them.

Town are without a fixture this weekend as the FA Cup returns to take centre stage and they do not play again until hosting local rivals Forest Green Rovers at the Energy Check County Ground on January 13.

That will break give the Swindon players some well-earned respite after a heavy workload in recent weeks but Iandolo says they won’t spend their days off worrying about how they are shaping up in the league standings.

“Everyone keeps an eye on the league table but we just have to look at the next game, that’s all we can do,” said 20-year-old Iandolo.

“We just need to win game by game and keep climbing up the table. We have got a game in hand on the other teams and I think we are only a point off now, so I think we are in a good position.

“We will miss playing in the week off but it comes at a good time. It was a heavy Christmas period that we had and a week or two’s rest is not a bad thing.”

Iandolo was handed a starting berth in each of Town’s most two recent matches at home to County and away at Barnet, grabbing both a goal and an assist in the latter.

Flitcroft has now named the youngster in his XI in four of Swindon’s last six league fixtures and the Town boss is thrilled with the progression Iandolo has made, particularly in adapting from his natural position in central midfield to a new role at left wing-back.

“I am chuffed for Ellis, he is committing to everything,” said Flitcroft. “He is a talent but it has taken him three or four months to understand that just being a talent is not good enough.

“Working hard and committing, running hard and tackling is part of what makes you a complete player and he is doing all that.”