Swindon Town's Alan Connell backs Kerrouche pairing

Alan Connell
Connell scored the opening goal in the 3-0 win over Crawley on Tuesday

Swindon's Alan Connell believes his strike partnership with Mehdi Kerrouche is going from strength to strength.

Both players were brought in by Robins manager Paolo di Canio over the summer and between them have notched six goals in three league games.

"Mehdi's a talent and I really enjoy playing with him," the 28-year-old told BBC Wiltshire.

"We've struck up a good understanding so far and there's a few goals between us so that bodes well."

He added: "In training he doesn't do a lot but he comes alive in games."

Connell struggled to keep a place in Di Canio's starting XI at the beginning of the season but since his brace in the 3-2 win over Rotherham, the former Grimsby striker has started alongside Kerrouche in the wins against Southend and Crawley.

Highlights - Crawley 0-3 Swindon

"The two home wins have been a big boost for us and the Rotherham game was the turning point of our season," he added.

"It's a different atmosphere now, I can't describe it. We go into games now expecting to win rather than hoping to win.

"There's such a buzz about the place which has been created by the players, the fans, the management and at the moment the changing room is a great place to be.

"But obviously we've got to keep our feet on the ground - we've done nothing yet."

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