Danny Rose is back in contention for a starting place against Port Vale after a frustrating month out following an injury in Swindon’s win against MK Dons.
Rose has been an absent from the XI on the pitch since then but could return following defeats to Stevenage and Carlisle.
Rose was a January signing after joining from Portsmouth and said he’s fine to play if called upon:
“It’s been frustrating – at the time, I felt a tightness in my calf in the warm-up. I had to make a call that had the team in mind. I didn’t want to come off after a couple or ten minutes and force the manager to make an early sub.
“There was a small tear and it would have done more damager so I made the right decision because if I’d played I would have done some more damage.
“I’ve been training for three weeks now – feeling fine. I’ve been in the squad for the games without minutes but I would have been OK if called upon.”
Having been part of promotion-achieving sides in the past, Rose gave an insight into the sort of sides and personalities that you need to win at this level:
“I think sometimes it’s about having a settled side. The relationships that you build go a long way. Also, the team spirit, which is fantastic here, goes a long way – you always go that extra percentage for your team-mate when that spirit is there.
“I’ve been in dressing rooms where it’s been there, and dressings room when it’s not and it’s a noticeable difference.
“It feels like everything is in place here – whether that’s sneaking in this year or next.”