SWINDON Town defender Matt Preston feels the club’s home record is not a fair reflection on the performances he and his team-mates have produced at the Energy Check County Ground.

Preston was a late addition to David Flitcroft’s squad earlier this season, putting pen to paper on a short-term deal on September 25 as cover for the injured Dion Conroy Since then, the former Walsall man has played a total of 10 home games for the club but has only been on the winning side four times.

Three of those victories came in League Two, with the other in a Checkatrade Trophy clash against Forest Green Rovers, who return to SN1 this afternoon.

Due to his poor personal record, Preston admits home form has been a massive concern for him during his time in Wiltshire.

However, the problem existed before Preston’s arrival as Flitcroft’s troops picked up a solitary win in all competitions from their opening six home fixtures, so the central defender fully understands the fans’ frustrations.

“I’ve never thought the whole home form thing has been a problem, personally,” he said.

“I just feel that we’ve lost but it happens to be at home on that certain day. We always want a performance whether we’re home or away, so I don’t think it changes the mentality at all.

“It would be nice to have back-to-back wins at home and obviously that’s what we want.

“I can see from a fan’s point of view why that would be frustrating, but I do feel like we’re unfortunate that the bad results happen to be at home.”

This weekend’s opponents, Forest Green, present a different challenge to when the two teams last met just over a month ago, with former Town manager Mark Cooper making six new signings for Rovers this month.

Despite the influx of players, Preston says he and his Swindon teammates remain focussed on the job.

“From the Trophy game, I think we can take their tendencies and what they try and do with the ball. We know they want to keep the ball,” said Preston.

“They don’t keep it as much as they used to and try and go a bit longer now but it’s about what we do. It’s them who have got to stop us, more than anything.

“Part of the challenge is who they might play and what team they might have but we don’t go into any game thinking about what the opposition might be doing, it’s all about us.”