SWINDON Town manager Michael Flynn has hinted at a busy January transfer window in order to deal with the side's growing injury problems.

A number of academy players were brought into the squad for the 3-0 League Two defeat at home to Barrow on Saturday but Flynn still expected better from the team that took to the field.

"The performance has got to be better. For me the injury list has taken its toll and January can’t come quick enough," said Flynn.

"Yes [we were down to 11 players], the performance has got to be better, because the players I did pick are better than what they showed today.

"I am not here to cry and make excuses about it, I am open and honest about it.

"The injury list has taken its toll as it is a huge ask to ask the same players to play week in week out for 90 minutes.

"Like you have seen, the effort was there and they didn’t stop working today, but we are just too easy to score against."

Swindon have now dropped to 12th in the league following a second consecutive heavy league defeat coming seven days after the 4-0 loss at AFC Wimbledon.

They have leaked 43 goals in their 22 matches so far and are falling away from the play-off spots as things stand.