SWINDON Town manager David Flitcroft believes he needs three more players to complete his squad over the January transfer window.

Flitcroft has stressed the need for fresh faces for several weeks as he looks to arrest a poor run of home form so far this season, with Town having won just five of 16 matches in all competitions at the Energy Check County Ground.

Swindon picked up nine of a possible 12 points in League Two over the festive period – including a 1-0 success at home to second-placed Notts County – but Flitcroft says those results have not altered his thinking.

With the transfer window now open, the Swindon boss can step up that search and a string of potential targets have already been sounded out as Flitcroft seeks to plug the gaps in his squad and galvanise the push for promotion.

“We have got a lot of targets who we have been looking at. To get three players, which is our target, you have probably got to speak to 24 different players and have those options,” Flitcroft told the Advertiser.

“That is what we are doing, we are going through them and we will keep doing our due diligence on players and try to bring the right player in to just balance this squad and refocus it.

“We have been looking for the last four weeks now. This run of games won’t change that.

“There are improvements to be made to the squad. I want to improve the performance, I want to improve Swindon Town as a whole and that is what I have been tasked to do.”

Having beaten both Crewe Alexandra and Barnet on the road alongside that home win over County, Flitcroft was more than satisfied with his team’s efforts over the busy Christmas schedule.

Although the heavy 5-0 loss at home to Luton Town cast a dark cloud, the Town boss saw plenty more positives than negatives as his team entered 2018.

“We just had a really horrendous 45 minutes over this period,” said Flitcroft.

“We challenged them at Crewe to be as a team and they were and completely dismantled Crewe Then for the first 45 minutes against Luton, we had a focus, but we just came off it.

“For them as a group of players to then put six points on the board against one of the league leaders and then a tough opponent, a wounded animal in Barnet, was very good.

“Barnet was always going to be a tough game but I think we went there and represented Swindon Town and represented our supporters, who were magnificent again.

“There was a collective and a togetherness, for sure.”