Town Head Coach Luke Williams is refusing to take out of form Peterborough United lightly on Saturday as he aims to help his side maintain their unbeaten start to the new Year.
Swindon will look to extend their unbeaten start to 2017 tomorrow (3pm Kick-Off) when they host Posh at SN1, who haven’t won in their last five outings and were thrashed 5-1 by Bury last Saturday.
However, Williams is well aware that Peterborough will be looking to bounce back but he wants his side to ensure they build on last weekend’s superb 2-1 victory against Bolton Wanderers.
“We will look at the real obvious strengths of the opposition and then of course try to concentrate on where we’re going to hurt them and where their weaknesses are,” he said.
“We need to make sure we do our bit as well as we possibly can.
“It can go one or two ways and we know ourselves that it can be difficult to bounce back from a really bad result and a bad performance but, equally, players can come out really determined to put things right so we really have to be on guard.
“If we can get on top early then there will be some nervy moments for them but they are not going to come and lay down and let us have all the game.
“If we can win on Saturday then it would be a good start to the New Year and with two Derby games coming up as well there is a lot to be motivated about and a lot for the players to be excited about.
“There is still so much football left in the season that anything can happen. If the group are ambitious enough and consistent enough then something fantastic could come out of the season.”
Williams now wants his side to build on last weekend’s result away at Bolton and is demanding to see more consistency over the coming weeks.
“The reason why we are where we are is because we’ve not been able to back up outstanding performances with another outstanding performance,” he added.
“We have played extremely well but it has just not been consistent enough and instead of being a ten one week and a seven the next, we go from ten to two.
“We need to scrap that and only time will tell.”
Finally, Williams also feels that Town’s four new signings helped the rest of his team really up their game last weekend against The Trotters.
“Everyone is quite high after last weekend and we hope for more away days like that,” he continued.
“Yaser Kasim’s goal epitomised that really because he scored on the opening day and I don’t think he scored since and he’s not really looked too much of a threat.
“The quality of Charlie Colkett and Ben Gladwin in-front allowed him to get forward a little bit more and he had a chance before that was a lot easier but he certainly made up for it with the volley.
“Ben Gladwin can create a goal from outside the area and he certainly did that and then Charlie Colkett showed plenty of composure inside the box – those moments are the ones that win you games.”