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Big part to play

16 April 2013

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MANAGER Kevin MacDonald believes Swindon fans will have a big part to play as the Robins look to return to winning ways this evening.

MacDonald’s side host Crewe Alexandra at The County Ground with a 7.45pm kick-off for the all-important League One encounter.

After three away games in a row away from Wiltshire, the manager is eager to make home comforts count this evening with the play-off race hotting up.

“Our destiny is in our own hands, the players know that, but the Swindon fans have a big part to play too,” he said. 

“We have created a lot of chances at home recently and we must take those opportunities tonight.

“I must ask our supporters give it their all in terms of positive support throughout the game this evening. The fans have a very important part to play between now and the end of the season. 

“The next two home games are crucial and it's a three game season now to get into the play-offs. The fans could be as important as the players over this period.”

Town face a Crewe side who won the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy at the start of the month, but have not tasted league success since their big day out at Wembley, following consecutive home defeats to Brentford and Doncaster Rovers.

MacDonald said: “Crewe have a wonderful reputation and I know quite a few of the staff there such as Dario Gradi and Neil Baker. They will come here looking for a result and they will try and play without fear. The main thing is for our players play with a positive attitude as we go for the result we need. 

“Everybody is beating everybody in this league and you only have to look at the results over the last few weeks to see that. It's not an easy division this one but football isn't meant to be easy.”

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