SWINDON Town manager Phil Brown insists results will come despite the club’s run of four successive draws, denting hopes of achieving a place in the end-of-season playoffs.

Brown’s men have recorded just four points from their last five fixtures, leaving them one point short of seventh placed Coventry City – who have a game in hand.

Town’s situation means it is likely a minimum of three wins will be required from their concluding four games if they are to launch a serious playoff push under Brown, who joined the club in mid-March.

Mid-table Newport County provide the opposition today, and Brown has a strong idea of what to expect after facing Michael Flynn’s men earlier this season when in charge at Southend – a game which ended 2-0 to Newport following a second-half Shawn McCoulsky brace.

Brown said: “They can be a very aggressive team.

“They’re very direct and changed system on four or five occasions when I came up against them in August.

“I think a lot of managers are doing changing systems at this level.

“Hopefully that causes confusion in their ranks as oppose to ours.

“Their three strikers on that day did cause problems.

“Frank Nouble had a point to prove in that game, we let him go at Southend and that was his first game against us.

“At times Frank can be unplayable. He’s a threat, there’s no doubt about it.

“We must put pressure on whoever is serving that direct play up, whether it be the goalkeeper or the back four. That’s our game plan.

“Closing down from the front will be a key aspect on any positivity where we’re concerned.”

Town’s latest draw came after Alex Fisher struck a late goal at the County Ground on Tuesday night as Yeovil rescued a point.

While the result proved a hammer blow to Town’s playoff hopes, Brown added his side must take the positives from what proved to be another frustrating night at the Energy Check County Ground.

He said: “When a team equalises in the 89th minute everyone goes away in downward spirits.

“But they shouldn’t be, they should be thinking about the positives of the performance.

“Wins will come, it’s only a matter of time.

“I’m a great believer in playing bad and winning the game. But if we keep playing as we are, wins will follow.”

Brown will be without Kellan Gordon and Luke Norris for today’s game as they remain sidelined with shoulder injuries.

Matt Preston also remains out, but Brown did say the 23-year-old hoped to return to training with the team yesterday with a view to returning to the first team against Grimsby.

Ellis Iandolo is in a similar position and could also return from injury against the Mariners.

Brown added: “Olly Lancashire limped out of the game on Tuesday night, I think we intercepted it early enough.

“He’s come in this morning (Friday) and it’s both calves, so it suggests the pain is coming from the back.

“I’ll look in training today with a view to playing tomorrow.

“Chris Hussey has a little bit of stiffness in the groin, he’s going for a scan today (Friday).

“If that comes back clear he’ll be available for selection as well.”