Town midfielder Conor Thomas is relishing a return to his old stomping ground this weekend.
Swindon make the trip to Coventry City on Saturday (3pm Kick-Off), a club for whom the midfielder made 100 appearances for.
Thomas came through the ranks at his hometown team and is looking forward to going back home but, having been part of the Town side that beat the Sky Blues on the opening day of the season back in August, he will be hoping history repeats itself in two days’ time as the Reds go in search of a massive victory.
“I’m really excited about going back but the first and main thing is that it’s a massive game for us,” he told swindontownfc.co.uk exclusively.
“Both teams are struggling and we’ve got to go there and come away with the three points – every game is a six-pointer at the moment.
“On a personal note, Coventry is where I grew up and I spent fifteen years there so it will be good to go back and see everyone and it will be a perfect day if we can come away with the win.
“I have a lot of good memories from my time with Coventry like making my debut and my full debut in the FA Cup away at Birmingham City.
“Winning 1-0 in the first game back at the Ricoh on TV was special and we had some good cup ties as well against the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham, plus doing all of that with the people I grew up with made it all the more special.
“I’ve got some great memories there and I know a lot of the boys there still. It will be interesting to play against them again and we’ll catch up after the game.”
However, Thomas will leave such pleasantries until after the game as he bids to help Town secure what would be a huge three points in the battle for survival.
“It is a massive game and it is a six-pointer,” he added.
“We have to win every game but if we can get the three points off the teams in and around us then it will really put us within touching distance of safety.
“We just need to go on a bit of a run now and hopefully it will start sooner rather than later.”
Finally, the Reds will be backed by over 500 fans at the Ricoh on Saturday and Thomas had a message for the Town faithful who will be making the trip.
“Hopefully you can just get behind the team no matter what because it makes a big difference to the players and it can give us a lift,” he continued.
“We hear you and it can make the difference and we want you to enjoy your day because hopefully we will be giving you the three points.”