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Garner looking forward to FGR test

Gaffer on Saturday's televised game

8 October 2021

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Swindon Town Head Coach Ben Garner is relishing the chance to see his team in action against Forest Green Rovers on Saturday.

Currently top of the EFL Sky Bet League Two, FGR are riding high and have enjoyed a stellar start to the 2021-22 season.

However, Town have also gotten off to an impressive start so it is no surprise that the SKY Sports cameras will be in attendance at the Fully Charged New Lawn tomorrow afternoon (12pm KO).

Boasting one of the league's top scorers in Jamille Matt, who has six goals on the year, Forest Green will pose a tough test to Town who are without five key players due to the International Break.

Garner is confident in his team, though, and is looking forward to the opportunity to seeing his side take on the table-toppers. 

"They've had a really good start," Garner told the local media at his pre-match press conference earlier today.

"They've been a good template for a League Two team with the way they've gone about their business in the last three or four seasons now.

"They had a really strong squad from last season, they've added to that, particularly in the midfield area and they are a strong team.

"They are very fit, very organised, they get good quality into their front players and they get lots of crosses into the box.

"They've had a really good start and we know we are going to have to go there and play very well, which we're looking to do.

"Jamille Matt is an excellent player in this league, he scores goals, he's a handful and they get good quality into him.

"We know what to expect, we know their strengths, we've worked hard on it this week but we are going there to win the game.

"As always, we'll be looking to impose our way of playing and go there and try and achieve the three points."

Garner also stressed that he and his team will be focussing on their process, and not all of the hype and attention that comes with playing on SKY.

"Just to perform and play the way that we can," Garner said when asked what his message will be on Saturday.

"The group has trained really, really well this week, and the simple message will be to take that into the game.

"We've got an identity as a group now, there are players who have got the opportunity to come into the team and play - rightly so because of how they've trained and how they've prepared.

"It will just be a case of focussing on the process, we'll have a game plan, we'll stick to that, be confident and go and perform."


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