Town defender Brad Barry is counting down the days until Derby Day on Saturday and wants to claim the local bragging rights for the club and the Swindon faithful.
The Robins have a disappointing recent record against Oxford United but will be hoping to put that right when they travel to the Kassam Stadium this weekend (3pm Kick-Off).
Barry was involved the last time Town did battle with their local rivals – a 2-0 defeat in the JPT last term – but is relishing his first league meeting with United.
And the popular full-back – who has made a superb start to the season – is determined to end the Robins’ poor run against Oxford and give the Town supporters plenty to cheer about come 5pm on Saturday.
“It is the big one so we are getting our heads down to make sure we are doing everything we can to go down there and get all three points – that’s what we want,” Barry told swindontownfc.co.uk.
“I’m really looking forward to it and it is one of those things where you watch the Manchester derbies on TV and games like that, but playing in your own one is going to be good.
“We are working so hard to make sure we’ve got everything right and we know what we are doing when we go into the game.
“But there is no other result. We want to win – that is our mentality now.
“It is the same with every game but this is the big one and to get the three points is not just for us, it’s for the whole club.
“We’ve had a meeting this week and the gaffer has said that we’ve got to do everything we can for it.
“It is a very, very big game and it is probably the biggest game we’re going to play in the league, especially down at their place.”
Barry has also been impressed with Town’s start to the season but believes there is a lot more to come.
“It was a good point (against Peterborough United), we would have liked all three but to come away with a point is good enough,” he added.
"We’ve started off really strong and we’ve all bonded together really well.
“We’ve still got a bit of gelling to do but we’re all close already so it is only going to get better."