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7 February 2019

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Richie Wellens hopes the addition of Theo Robinson will provide a freshness to his side this weekend as they travel to MK Dons looking for a third straight away in.

Wellens’ side are unbeaten away from home in 2019 and face promotion-chasing Dons as they endure a poor run of form – Paul Tisdale’s men have won one in their last five games.

Swindon have struggled for goals though, especially at home, but the Robins boss is after a breath of fresh air from his deadline-day forward, Robinson.

“I think since Karl Robinson left they’ve been renowned for a being a really good football team – it’s a strange place to play because it’s a massive stadium, even though there’s quite a few people there, it feels empty sometimes.

“It’s a big pitch, a nice one – we’re looking forward to it from that aspect.

“They’ve got players (strikers) that have played at a higher level and I said the other week, we’re two points behind Tranmere but their top scorer is on 21 goals. Hopefully, now we’ve got Theo Robinson, it’ll be a breath of fresh air in that regard. He scored yesterday in a practice match and he’s different to what we’ve got.”

On injuries, Wellens updated the local press on progress for the club captain and also a fresh knock for another centre-half.

“The only new one is Luke Woolfenden had a tight calf so we’ll see how he is. Olly Lancashire is getting better but won’t make the squad for Saturday but is close now.

“Other than a relatively clean bill of health.”

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