Boss ready to rock The Robins...
WE GO into the game on the back of a really good performance against Shrewsbury Town to right the wrongs of our result at their place earlier in the season.
It was a good result for us and there were plenty of positives to take from the game.
The lads were pleased that Craig Westcarr was able to get off the mark. His performances have been getting better as he has been getting fitter. He has such a good understanding of the game and knows exactly where to be.
We added another piece to the jigsaw during the week when Nicky Featherstone signed a new deal until the end of next season. He is a terrific player with an attitude to match. He keeps the ball well and was one of our better performers in the first half of the season.
I am delighted that we have been able to tie him down; he has a major role to play here and his energy and desire to improve are key factors in why we wanted to keep him.
Like a number of other players, he has flourished in this environment and will only get better here.
The trip to Swindon will present us with another difficult game. It's fair to say that it has been a colourful 12 months for them. Kevin Macdonald, a former Walsall team-mate of mine, has gone in there recently and will be looking to build on the victory they achieved in his first game.
He is renowned as an excellent coach who did well at Aston Villa and it will good to lock horns with him.
It's a big pitch at the County Ground and they will play at a good tempo. If we concentrate on what we are doing, hopefully we can add to our current impressive run of form. The big thing is the belief that exists within the players.
We won't be complacent because we know they are a good side, so it has all the ingredients to be an entertaining game.