Connell hitting his Swindon stride

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Swindon Town earned their first away victory of the season on Tuesday, comfortably putting three goals past Crawley Town.

Alan Connell scored the opener, with Medhi Kerrouche adding two late goals in the second half for Paolo Di Canio's side.

Connell says he is enjoying his partnership up-front with Kerrouche, and believes the Robins have the making of a promotion winning team as a whole.

“Medhi is a talent and I really enjoy playing with him,” Connell said.

“I feel that we have struck up a good understanding so far. In training sometimes it seems he doesn’t do a lot but in games he comes alive, he is a clinical finisher and it is a few goals between us now in recent games and I think that bodes well.”


Connell has scored three goals so far this season, and Kerrouche has found the net four times in all competitions for the dangerous pair.

But Connell admits the start of this season was a struggle, being forced to make an impact off the bench for the first four games.

“The season did not start great for me. It was tough to get into the side but I am in the side at the moment and hopefully I will stay in it on Saturday," he continued.

“I am really, really enjoying playing for a great club, great teammates and great management.”

The 28-year-old joined the Robins this summer after an impressive season with Grimsby, where he scored 25 goals for the Mariners.

His thoughts have quickly switched to the game on Saturday against Burton Albion now though, with the Brewers just one point ahead of them in the Npower Football League Two.

“Burton will be a tough place to go. They can beat anyone on their day definitely because they have a couple of good strikers," he added.

“We have to be mentally right but things seem to be good at the moment so we have to keep doing what we have been doing.”

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