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Cooper: A Lot Of Travelling To Do

17 June 2015

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MARK Cooper admits that Town have to prepare themselves for a lot of travelling in 2015/16.

Shortly after the fixtures for the new season were released, the Town manager spoke to the official website and said he was looking forward to getting the new campaign underway

"(It's a) good game (to start the season with)," he said. "Bradford are obviously a big club in this league, we always have good games against them physically and I’m sure they’ll be one of the favourites to do well this year so, yes, we’re looking forward to that one.

"Obviously you look for Wigan, Sheffield United, Millwall and Coventry - the ones that are perceived as the bigger clubs - you look at them but it is a predominantly northern league this year. We’ve got a lot of travelling to do so we’ve got to make sure that we’re ready for the road and those long treks up north."

Town will enjoy a home fixture on Boxing Day for the first time since 2006 when Gillingham visit the CG in December and Cooper believes that Swindon fans will enjoy the prospect of no away game on that most traditional of post-Christmas fixture dates.

"I know that was a bone of contention with the supporters and they’ll be pleased," he said. "With it being Gillingham, it will add a bit of extra spice to it as well.

"We’ve got a decent little run in there (in May) by the looks of it on paper and hopefully we’ll put ourselves in a position to be up and around it."

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