SWINDON Town manager Phil Brown says his players need to win a minimum of four of their final five games if they are to secure a League Two play-off berth at the end of the season.

After their first 0-0 draw of the season against Carlisle United on Saturday at the Energy Check County Ground, Town sit two points away from the dotted line.

With five games remaining, Brown has set his sights on a points haul of 74 by the time the season ends on Saturday, May 5.

With a 12-point deficit from the target and their current tally after the weekend, the former Southend United boss admits his side need to hit the ground running as they Yeovil Town host tonight.

“I think the most important part of any campaign is the business end of the season. We now have five games left,” he said.

“If you look at any team who are fighting for relegation, promotion or the play-offs, the majority of them would say they need to win four out of five to guarantee success.

“Every team is in the same situation if they are fighting for something. Fortunately for me, I’ve walked into a team who are fighting at the right end of the table.

“There are two teams above us who we have identified as catchable, and both of those sides have lost back-to-back games.

“With the three draws in the last three games, you can say now, without contradiction, that we have moved a step closer.

“The points total will not change. It will be 74 or 75 points that gets you into the play-offs in League Two for the last 20 years – I believe in that statistic and, therefore, we know what we need to do.”

Darren Way will bring his inconsistent Yeovil side to Wiltshire this evening, with a record of two wins, two defeats and a draw in their last five games.

Their last away game saw them produce an unexpected 6-2 win at Coventry City and with that, Brown says he expects a tough game this evening.

“The ones who are inconsistent are the ones who are fighting for a play-off position or are in mid-table obscurity,” he added.

“As far of Yeovil are concerned, I had the pleasure of going to their stadium with Southend United last year and they certainly put themselves forward in a good light then.

“They brought it to the party in abundance against Coventry and that just shows what any team is capable of doing if it is their day.”