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SWINDON Town manager Richie Wellens concedes a League Two play-off finish is probably beyond his side – stating victory in each of their final four fixtures this season is required if it is to be achieved.
A 2-2 draw at Oldham Athletic on Saturday leaves Town five points adrift of the top seven with three weeks left to go.
That was the third game in a row that Town have had to settle for a point despite being largely the better side throughout the 90 minutes.
Wellens has taken plenty of pride with the strides forward Swindon have made since he took over as manager last November, but admits the goal of a play-off finish is now likely to be out of reach.
“It probably does need four wins – I think it has gone now,” said Wellens.
“We should have won the last three and I am going to beat myself up about the last three performances.
“Let’s finish the season as well as we can. I am so proud of the players with where we have come from as we have given ourselves a decent chance, but that ruthlessness has just deserted us at the wrong time.
“We scored two on Saturday and we should have had more – and the way Oldham scored their goals is disappointing.
“There was a free header from a set play, the goalkeeper saves it but then it’s a tap-in, and then a high ball into the box and it’s not cleared.