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10 October 2019

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Richie Wellens has called on the Town faithful to help his side turn around their recent dip in form as they face Plymouth for the second time in four days this Saturday at the County Ground.

Wellens’ side remain in the play-off places following defeat to Bradford last weekend; however, they have still won four in seven league games since the start of September. All three defeats have come in the last four games in League Two.

Speaking after Town’s exit from the Trophy, Wellens asked the fans to maintain their positivity heading into the weekend.

“I just sense a little bit of negativity coming into the club – yes, we’ve lost a few games but that is going to happen over a season. I know this club hasn’t had too many good times recently but we can’t be: ‘we won today, we’re going to get promoted’ or ‘we lost today, we’re not going anywhere.’

“It has to be positive – it’s going to be a good crowd on Saturday. Plymouth are going to bring quite a few. So, let’s come on Saturday – let’s get out of this rut.

“Our home form hasn’t been great recently. We need to turn it around. We need the supporters with us from the start.

“I’m not bothered how many supporters Plymouth bring. It’s about us, our supporters, how many supporters turn out for us, how they make the atmosphere and it will be a totally different game.”

Swindon will be aided by the return of Eoin Doyle to the league line-up after he was prevented from playing last weekend against his parent club, Bradford City.

"We’ve got, arguably, the two best strikers in the league. We’ve got Yates and Doyle, who can play, who are both on seven goals (Yates is six goals for the season) in ten to 11 games. We need to get them on the pitch. Since I’ve been here, I’ve, more or less, played 4-2-3-1 because it fills most areas of the pitch and we get angles to pass through.

"Those two are a massive goal threat so the system has changed to get them both on the pitch. We need to get Yates and Doyle in that system."

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