Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper says he is optimistic about his players enduring a strong end to the season, despite suffering a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Sky Bet League 1 leaders Bristol City.Goals from Kieran Agard, Joe Bryan and Aaron Wilbraham eased City to a win at Ashton Gate on Tuesday night and that left Cooper's Swindon 10 points off the automatic promotion places with seven games to play.
But the managers remains upbeat about the Robins' season, as they look set to end it among the Play-Off places.
"I thought we played really well," he told Swindon's official website.
"If you don’t put the ball in the net at key moments when you’re on top and leave door the open at the back, you give the other team a chance.
"That’s the way we play. If we give goals away then so be it. We’ve got an amazing group of players and we need to finish the season off properly.
"We had some good opportunities and we needed to score them. It didn’t happen for us but we'll go again on Saturday.
"We talked about performances and that was a good one tonight. If we keep playing like that we'll be successful. We take each game as it comes and we'll keep going."
Swindon now play six times in 17 days throughout the remainder of April, starting with a home match against Cooper's former club Peterborough United on Saturday.