STRIKER Luke Norris hopes the turn of the year will coincide with Swindon Town ending their home hoodoo.

Town have won just five times in 16 matches in all competitions at the Energy Check County Ground this season but did sign off 2017 on a winning note in front of their own fans with a 1-0 success over Notts County.

That victory was over a Magpies side sitting second in the League Two table, so Norris hopes it can be the catalyst to finally bring an end that poor run of form on home turf for good.

By contrast, Town have won eight of 11 games on the road in the league and the 24-year-old forward knows Swindon need to match that sort of dominant return back at SN1 if they are to stand a chance of being in contention for promotion come the end of the season.

“I hope the Notts County win drew a line under that home form issue,” said Norris, who is Town’s top scorer with 11 goals this season.

“Notts County are second in the league, they have got some very good players and I don’t think they created anything apart from one save at the end.

“I think if teams come here and we can do that to them, pressure them and create good chances against them, that will be good.

“We have to go back to basics, that’s the only way we are going to win games in this league – do the basics right and all working together.

“You watch us away from home and it has been unbelievable. If we had a few more home wins, which we should have, I think we would near enough be top. Your home form is where you should pick up the majority of your points.

“It is something that was concerning us but we had 23 games up to Boxing Day and I think that part of the season is behind us now.”

Prior to that victory over County, Town had given their supporters little Christmas cheer after falling to a heavy 5-0 loss at home to league leaders Luton Town on Boxing Day.

Norris felt upping their game against the Magpies and grinding out a hard-fought win was the least the players could do for their loyal supporters.

“We have owed them. They come here and spend their money and they want to see their team win football matches,” said Norris, whose side host Forest Green Rovers on Saturday.

“After Boxing Day, the least we could do was win against Notts County to at repay them a bit.

“That is just the first stepping stone and hopefully we can carry it on.”