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Garner - We need to step up another level

Gaffer on Saturday

29 April 2022

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Swindon Town Head Coach Ben Garner knows his team will need to step it up again if they are to move another step closer to achieving their ultimate goal.

In what is the final home game of the 2021-22 EFL Sky Bet League Two season, the Reds host Barrow at The County Ground (3pm Kick-Off) needing another win in order to keep their Play-Off hopes alive.

Barrow have secured their place in the division for next season under former Town Boss Phil Brown, and they've been on a good run of form lately and they haven't eased off either.

And, as a result, Garner is under no illusions that his players will have to try and reach another level on Saturday if they are to secure a massive three points.

"They are a much-changed side since then in terms of, obviously, Phil Brown has come in, there’s been a change in the way they play," Garner said.

"It’s going to be a test in terms of how direct they are from restarts and throw-ins and looking to get the ball forward early and play with energy high up the pitch.

"They’ve been on a decent run, so it's going to be a tough game and we have to step up probably another level again and show the same desire and quality that we did in the last two games and give everything to get those three points that we obviously hugely need.

"They’ve done really well in recent weeks. I watched the game Tuesday night. Unfortunate in many ways to lose the game, they had a really good chance at 1-1 to go 2-1 up.

"They’re tough to beat at the moment, they have proved that in recent weeks. It’s going to be a difficult game, it’s going to be one that we have to stand up to what they do and compete as much as possible.

"We need to play our game, we need to make it our style as much as we possibly can, have the same togetherness and work rate that we did on Tuesday night.

"I’m very confident that if we can do that we can get the result that we all want."


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