MICHAEL Smith is confident the goals will start flowing again pretty soon, as his barren run up front approaches six weeks.
Smith, the January signing from Charlton Athletic, started the campaign with four goals in two games but has not found the back of the net since his double at Luton Town in the first round of the Capital One Cup on August 12.
Ahead of the visit of Sheffield United tomorrow, the striker emphasised his belief that his drought will be over in the not-so-distant future.
He said: “I know more than anyone, getting off the mark quickly in your first couple of games takes a bit of weight off your shoulders so I’m pleased for Biks (Jon Obika) to do that. Willo (Andy Williams) got one too, so it’s nice for all your strikers to be firing.
“A few of the lads have mentioned it in the changing room and there’s been a bit of banter but I know if I keep working hard on the pitch it’ll come.
“It’s the nature of the position but it’s nice to have competition. You’ve got me, Biks, Willo, Connor (Waldon) coming through and George Barker. It keeps you on your toes.
“With the young squad we’ve got, you don’t want to get too complacent and think you’re going to start every week. It’s always nice to have that in every position apart from wing-backs but Nathan Byrne is flying at the minute and Brad is playing well.”
Swindon sit seventh in the table with just one defeat from their opening seven matches but face a stern test against the Blades, who currently occupy the final play-off place in League One.
“The boys are buzzing. Obviously we’re disappointed with Tuesday night’s result because it felt like a loss in the end but I think the boys are happy with the way we’re playing football and hopefully that will continue,” said Smith.