SWINDON Town goalkeeper Murphy Mahoney says he is not sure whether any more stoppers will be added to the squad this summer and is simply focused on nailing down the number one shirt ahead of August 5.

Mahoney was the first fresh face through the door at the County Ground since manager Michael Flynn took charge, arriving on a season-long loan from Queens Park Rangers, and plenty more are expected to follow before September 2.

In Swindon’s squad of 19 senior professionals, only two are goalkeepers – the other being the untried Conor Brann.

Whether Town add a more experienced head to the group or rely on their pair of young eager glovemen this term remains to be seen.

But as far as 21-year-old is concerned, Mahoney’s only focus remains on his own game and trying to play as many games as possible.

He said: “I’m not too sure what’s going to go on [in terms of additions], I can’t predict the future.

“I’m just here to train as well as I can and play as well as I can so that I would hope to be going into the first game and the season ahead as the number one.

“That’s the mentality that I’m going in with because that’s how I’m going to get the best out of myself and help the team in the best way possible.”

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The young stopper has already shown he can cope with pressure situations after a couple of matches for QPR in the Championship last term.

Mahoney was rightly praised for stepping up to the plate in those situations, but he is aware it won’t be plain sailing while with the Robins.

Asked how he might cope with any setbacks as an inexperienced goalkeeper, Mahoney said: “What I’ve had from a young age is, I will always work as hard as I can and be the best version of myself.

“I will always go out there and try my absolute best. If, at times, that isn’t enough for the fans, there is no more that I can really do.

“If you look at me at QPR, I was playing and not playing. Football is up, down, up, down. It’s not going to be straightforward, so I try not to get too high with the highs and too low with the lows.

“I’m going to stay grounded and work as hard as I can. If any criticism does come my way, I’m sure I’ve got good people around me and I’ll be able to deal with that.”