Swindon supremeo Danny Wilson reckons that his club's surge towards promotion will start at The Valley today. He is drawing inspiration from last year's late surge up the table.
'We're not where we want to be,' he admitted. 'But if you look at the position we were in this time last year, it's virtually identical. But we went on a great run just after the new year. If that's what we do again this season, nobody will care about the poor start.'
Wilson admitted that the Rocking Robins are a selling club. The club lost Simon Cox to the Baggies and Billy Paynter to Leeds. Now Charlie Austin, who joined from non-league Poole Town in 2009, is attracting attention from a number of Championship clubs.
If Swindon are to break the cycle of selling their best players, Wilson says that promotion to the Championship is a must for a club that is undisputed No.1 in Wiltshire. Having taking a turn round the magic roundabout, Wilson admited, 'We're never going to be blessed with 30,000 fans - we're quite realistic about that. But we could quite easily fill the stadium we've got if things go well.'
We beat Swindon 3-0 away earlier in the season, but that was not in front of the tetchy Valley crowd. This could be another draw and I will go for 2-2.
Philippa Nicholson at last gets a chance to wear her new outfit and will be covering the game as I try to catch up the work I should have done over the holiday.