DAVID Flitcroft believes Swindon Town’s squad is in the best place it has been since he took over as manager following the closure of the January transfer window and has set his sights on a sustained promotion push in League Two until the end of the season.

Flitcroft led an overhaul of the Swindon squad upon his appointment at the Energy Check County Ground back in June, with 17 new players signed last summer.

One of those, Keshi Anderson, made his loan spell from Crystal Palace a permanent one this month, with a further four new players also arriving at SN1 in January.

Town’s business concluded with a loan deal for Bristol Rovers defender Rollin Menayese on deadline day, with John Goddard and James Brophy heading out of the club.

With two transfer windows now under his belt, Flitcroft is delighted with the current make-up of Town’s squad and hopes they can be in the battle for promotion over the final four months of the campaign.

“I stated in the summer that the squad I inherited was nowhere near what you’d hope to take over,” said Flitcroft, whose squad are currently sit in the last of play-off places in seventh.

“When I look back, it seemed like you could get 15 players and start your work but you have then got another 10 or 12 players that are already here that probably don’t fit what you are doing going forwards.

“There has been a wrestle for three or four months but in that wrestle, we have come out the other side. People have adapted to training methods and our discipline methods.

“You have always got to try to add better and we have been able to do that. It puts us in a fantastic spot.

“We are at 21 outfield players who are all ready and available once they come back from their fitness regimes to make this real strong assault for promotion.”

Flitcroft revealed the club received no offers for goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux on deadline day despite the goalkeeper stating his desire to leave Town around turn of the year.

The 24-year-old played for a Swindon development team against their Plymouth Argyle counterparts on Tuesday and Flitcroft says only continued signs of remorse will see Vigouroux back involved in the first-team environment.

However, a prospective transfer for another goalkeeper, Will Henry, remains in the offing, with Flitcroft keen to send the 19-year-old out on loan to get game time.

“I don’t know Lawrence’s future. If he commits and is a professional then he can be integrated back into the squad,” said Flitcroft.

“I didn’t get one phone call on Lawrence. I probably spoke to Lawrence’s agent more than any other person on Wednesday but the club received no enquires whatsoever.

“We have spoken to Will. It will probably go into next week now but that is something we have been working really closely on.

“It is right for Will and it is right for the club but we have just got to get the deal over the line.”