JAY McEveley wants a confident display from the Town when they face Stoke City in the second round of the Capital One Cup tomorrow evening.
After an unbeaten start to the season, McEveley says that Swindon now need to focus on their next examination in the Potteries.
“It is a great start,” he said. “We were disappointed that we didn’t take the three points (at Hartlepool) but that point’s looking decent now. Then coming back here to the fortress - two home wins and we’ve got a tough test away at Stoke now but we’ve just got to clear our minds and go there with a bit of confidence.”
Speaking after the Town’s win over MK Dons at the weekend, McEveley assessed the side’s performance against one of the division’s favourites for promotion.
He said: “It was good game. We set our stall out early doors and put them on the back foot. We were on top then the sending off - I don’t know whether it helped really because they get ten men behind the ball and it’s hard to break down. Matty’s put a great ball in I think ‘Collo’ was trying to claim the goal but they can argue over it.
“I haven’t seen it (the sending off) again. Their manager said it’s harsh but these things happen - it could happen to us.”
As Town extended their unbeaten home run, the defender urged his team-mates to continue their hard work.
He said: “I haven’t lost here yet and long may that continue - that’s our base for this season. We have a great home form and if we can pick up points away from home we’re going to have a good season. We just can’t take our foot off the gas and rest on our laurels.
“We’ve just got to keep pushing and pushing, working hard every day and working on the things that don’t go right in a game and strive for perfection.”