SWINDON Town manager David Flitcroft has taken heart from the response his side have produced to recent defeats as he seeks another immediate return to winning ways this weekend.

Town fell to a 2-1 defeat at Chesterfield last Saturday but that can be viewed as a small blip in what has largely been a strong run of form over the past two-and-a-half months.

Flitcroft’s side have not suffered back-to-back losses since mid-December and every time they have been beaten so far in 2018, they have replied with victory in the very next match.

The Town boss conceded elements of his side’s performance against the Spireites were not up to scratch and has vowed to come up with a solution.

Swindon are back at the Energy Check County Ground on Saturday for the visit of Yeovil Town and they will be seeking an impressive sixth home win on the bounce.

“There has been a good response every time we’ve felt we’ve let our fans down,” said Flitcroft.

“I always talk about the travelling fans and at Wycombe (on February 13) I felt like I was managing a massive club because of the support they gave us to get us to 2-2.

“It really hurts me when we don’t compete, like in the first half on Saturday, and the players know that and the importance of that.

“We have tried to get the home fans on our side with five wins and that is something we are now looking to protect.

“I am a football fan and I will try to make these players understand how important it is to keep the fans onside.”

After under-performing last time out, Flitcroft knows the importance of a swift response and is determined to give the Town supporters plenty more reasons to be cheerful on their home turf.

“We have got a lot of work to do on the training ground to get us back to a level of performance that our fans deserve,” said Flitcroft.

“We will strip the Chesterfield game down, as there was quite a bit wrong with the first half, and get it right to make sure the players come out fighting for their home fans on Saturday because we let our away fans down.”