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24 April 2019

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Richie Wellens said his side have a duty to the supporters on Saturday to put in a performance as Swindon go in search of their first ever win away at Cheltenham Town.

Town have not picked up a single point at Whaddon Road since their first fixture back in 2002.

After a poor showing on Bank Holiday Monday, Wellens’ main motivation is a reaction from his players.

“It’s an added incentive for the supporters but those supporters are paying their hard-earned money to travel and pay for the tickets so it’s our duty to put on a good performance and play a good game. Regardless of what stage of the season we’re at, it’s my job to prepare the players correctly for the challenge.

“It’s about being professional at this time of year, regardless of whether you have or have or a are playing for a contract. Be professional and do the best for your current employers and the supporters that travel to support you.”

The Swindon boss was asked about his aims for the 2019/20 campaign and said it was about the top three, and that he wants to backed by experience within the dressing room.

“I think I have to look at the top three next season – we’re a big club. We’ve made good strides this season but I’m greedy; I want players to come here with the belief that from the very first day of pre-season it’s about getting automatic promotion.

“We’ve lacked that belief and desire from within the squad – it shouldn’t always come from me. I want to two or three experienced bodies in the dressing room being able to see complacencies and deal with them within the dressing room.”

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