Notts County goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski earned the praise of his manager for an outstanding performance to deny Swindon two precious promotion points in a goalless draw at the County Ground.

Bialkowski even drew praise from Robins boss Kevin MacDonald, who was left to rue a missed opportunity to put clear daylight between his second-placed team and the chasing pack.

Magpies manager Chris Kiwomya, who saw his side hit the crossbar through Enoch Showumni's deflected effort, said: "Bartosz is a good lad and a great character. One day he will be a top-class goalkeeper because he is only 24 and has plenty of time.

"I think 0-0 was a decent result and a useful point. Swindon put a lot of balls into our box and we had to withstand a lot of pressure. We had two very good counter-attacks and should have scored, but luckily our goalkeeper was in great form.

"We came here and battled hard but even when we were under the greatest pressure we were always looking for a chance on the break. Swindon bossed the second half. They are a good side, playing good football and poured balls into our box."

Kiwomya added: "We are six points off the play-offs. I will speak to the chief executive next week to see if I can get in a player or two before the transfer deadline but, if not, we will battle on."

Swindon boss MacDonald said: "It is frustrating and disappointing and one of the reasons is that their goalkeeper has stopped us. James Collins was unhappy at missing chances he would normally expect to put away but in the first half we did not have enough shots.

"The players are unhappy with the result. They feel the frustration of the fans and know they should have won.

"We have spoken about it and said that if the performances are good enough over the remainder of the season then we will win more games than we lose.

"There are only a handful of games left now and the pressure is on but we have some good players here and the belief is there that we will succeed.''