Michael Flynn said that Swindon Town have become too easy to score against following their 3-1 defeat against Colchester United in League Two.

Swindon had the lead at the break after Jake Young created space with great skill in the middle and then finished well beyond Owen Goodman.

However, it all unravelled after the break as Cameron McGeehan deflected in a cross just after the break before Samson Tovide fired home and Noah Chilvers ran clear in stoppage time to wrap it up and mean Colchester came from behind to win.

Flynn said that his side were making costly mistakes at bad times all too often and that was what was causing their difficult run of form

He said: "We are too easy to score against right now and we need to be better in both boxes because we missed some chances as well.

"I can't keep saying it, but it is what is costing us right now and stopping us from winning games.

"We had good energy in the first half, we pressed as a team, we won our individual battles and we did everything that we did not do on Saturday.

"We got the goal and we could have had a couple more, but then in the second half we dropped off, we went too deep, and it was a poor second half.

"It could be a confidence thing, everyone in the dressing room is determined to do well for this football club, but we are going through a sticky patch.

"The only way for us to get out of that is by working hard and sticking together, and that is what I will make sure we do.

"We win together and we lose together, the effort was there tonight, but as a team we were not good enough in the second half."

Swindon have conceded 16 goals in their last five matches as they have struggled to keep it tight at the back.

Flynn feels that the only way to get out of the rut that Swindon have been in of late is to keep working hard and attempting to perfect their plan.

He said: "We are conceding goals at bad times. We needed to be more compact and it is too easy to put the cross in the box, and then he has pulled off and nobody has gone with him.

"We are away from home and those are the ones where you have to throw your body in front of it or keep him with his back to goal.

"The goals we are conceding are not good from our perspective.

"The solution is do Plan A better. Everybody goes on about six-foot-seven defenders, but we are not conceding from corners and long throws.

"We need leaders on the pitch, they can be 18 or they can be 38, we just do not have enough of them at the minute.

"We are a young squad and they need guidance from players with leadership."