Fans’ favourite Lee Peacock is pretty experienced when it comes to taking on Bristol Rovers and the former frontman reflected on his favourite Derby Day memory ahead of Town’s trip to the Memorial Stadium this Saturday…
“Back then Oxford were in another league, Bristol City were in another league so Rovers was our main local derby,” he told swindontownfc.co.uk.
“Every single time we played them the form guide went out of the window and it was just about trying to disrupt each other on the pitch.
“They weren’t pretty games but that was fundamental and you had to win those individual battles first.
“We played Rovers in December 2006 when both teams were going for promotion that season and we tried to stay as solid as possible.
“We had players like Lukas Jutkiewicz and Curtis Weston in our squad then and they both scored that day in a 2-1 victory.
“Curtis was like a dog with a bone! He was up and down and up and down every game and Lukas was just coming through that year and he could sniff out a goal when it was needed, like he did against Rovers.
“They were two key members in that group and they were both massive for us that day.
“I have fond memories from those games and the Swindon fans always wanted you to work hard, do everything you can and then there was no complaints.
“They want you to wear that shirt with pride and every time I wore that shirt I loved it - I loved my time at Swindon.”
Peacock, who played in his fair share of derbies throughout his career, also offered his advice to the current crop of Town stars ahead of Saturday.
“Swindon will have their game-plan and they will be strong with the ball but they’ve got to make it horrible for Rovers on the day,” he continued.
“As nice as they are on the ball, they’ve got to make it horrible for the opposition whatever it takes and if they stick to that mentality then they will have a good day.
“They must stick together, they must be resilient in everything they do and they’ll be fine.”