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18 April 2019

Richie Wellens wants his side to continue with their good performances for the remainder of the season even if the play-offs slip away from then in the end.

Cambridge are Swindon’s opponents on Good Friday and the Town boss wants to show off a clear identity in the remaining four games.

After three draws in a row the Robins’ chances of finishing the season in the top seven are hanging by a thread but Wellens, who has always said that the achievement was unlikely, said he simply wants to see his team continue in their performance levels on Friday.

“At the moment I’m just looking towards Friday – can we pick up three points and can we change that picture of the table again.

“If it comes to missing out on the play-offs, my mind will turn to next season and thinking forward. But right now, my mind is on Friday.

“The performances for the last few months have been outstanding – let’s finish the season off on a real high and give people, supporters especially, a real optimism going into the summer.

“The play-offs are highly unlikely but let’s give people a sense of our identity now and show that we are a good football team.”

Ruthlessness has been the key word and characteristic over the last fortnight and Wellens maintained his wish for his players to play with freedom but also a clinical edge.

“I’ve always said I want my teams to play with freedom – you can see that in the way we’re playing. What we’ve lacked is that ruthless cutting edge and I’ll keep repeating that because sometimes you have to in football.

“There are things that keep coming back over the season – being ruthless is about defending set plays, taking your chance when you go through one-on-one. We’ve got four good games – let’s see where it takes us.”

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