John Goddard can’t wait to pit his wits against his former club this weekend and he believes the game will provide the Reds with a good test.
Town head to Woking on Saturday (3pm KO) for their penultimate game of pre-season, a fixture which also took place last summer as part of the midfielder’s switch to SN1.
Speaking ahead of the match, Goddard is looking forward to visiting his old stomping ground and he is also out to impress with the 2017/18 Sky Bet League Two campaign now just over a week away.
“It is a special club for me and I have some very fond memories from my time there,” he told swindontownfc.co.uk exclusively.
“I am very fond of the club, I’m still in contact with a few people there and I managed to get back there a few times last season to watch the boys.
“It is another good test for us to get some important minutes in the tank and to work on a few things tactically.
“I’m sure Woking will have a strong side, hopefully they can do well and it will be a good test for us.
“It will give the manager another opportunity to look at a few things before the Carlisle game which is the main focus for us.”
“It is a special club for me and I have some very fond memories from my time there.
Goddard also reflected on Town’s recent trip to Portugal and the midfielder feels that the week-long training camp was hugely "beneficial."
“It was a tough week but the staff could monitor us very closely in terms of the amount of training we did and we also had a lot more gym and injury prevention sessions than normal,” he continued.
“It led to a real intense week and we got a lot of good work done, so hopefully we will benefit from that for the rest of the season.
“We were living in each other’s pockets for a week so we were able to get to know all the new players and staff a lot better and we were able to find out their traits and characters.
“It is important to build relationships on and off the pitch so there was a lot of work done on and off the pitch and it was really beneficial for us.”