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21 September 2018

Neil McDonald told the local media that fans will be in for a fascinating fixture as Town head to Yeovil in League Two.

Swindon visit Huish Park with their hosts fresh from a 6-0 drubbing of Newport County last Saturday and looking for a record seventh clean sheet in a row.

That would be a record run for Yeovil as it would be the longest run they’ve had for 22 years – and McDonald acknowledged their defensive strength.

“They’ve only conceded three goals – they’ve scored 15 or something like that, but they scored six in their last game so they’re not prolific goalscorers. We were impressed with the way they try and play, when we went to watch them. They’ve got some attacking threats, which is why they’re at the top of the league and hopefully, we can exploit any weaknesses they have at the back as well.

“It’s going to be a very interesting game.”

“Their structure is obviously very good. They’re working hard for each other and that’s why they’re getting the results and in the position they’re in. We’re striving to do that – we just need to find a little bit more consistency and we’ll hopefully be above them on Saturday.”

McDonald said that Yeovil, despite hitting Newport for six, will have to be wary of the Swindon attack too.

“They like to play. They got scored six in the last game but we’ve scored a fair few goals ourselves. We just need to tighten up at the back – they’ll be wary of our strengths as well.”

For players who are on the fringes of the team, McDonald said that there is always opportunity and that competition is healthily high.

“We’ve got lots of competition in different areas of the pitch – it’s about trying to get the manager to take notice of what they can do saying they’re the right man to go in next.

“As I say, that’s really good for the person in the team but also the person that isn’t, to try and keep the pressure on. The edge has been there all the time – not just because we got beat; we train the same whether we’ve lost, drawn or won. We see the positives and negatives and the response from players to every result has been really good so far this season.”

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