Team News From The Swindon Camp
Updated Friday, 3rd September 2010
"Carlisle have made a good start to the season and Brunton Park isn't an easy place to go at all"
" It (Brunton Park) will always hold happy memories for me. I got my first goal there and it will always be a special ground for me so it will be good to go back. It's all kind of a blur really because it all happened so fast, but we got a good result there and hopefully we can do the same again this weekend.
" It's good to get the two longest trips (Carlisle and Hartlepool) done as soon as possible. We know what we've got to do up there, and everyone's hoping that we can do that and get our first league win. I'm happy enough with my performances so far, I've got three goals in six games now so I've just got to keep working hard, progressing and hopefully I can get a few more now.
" We've got to concentrate and try to get three points on Saturday for our first league win. It was alright winning on Tuesday night, but that was the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. Yes, we needed the win and it was great to get that, but the league is the most important thing and hopefully that will kick-start us off in the league.
" We all went into training on Wednesday morning and were a lot happier than we have been, long may that continue. Carlisle have made a good start to the season and Brunton Park isn't an easy place to go at all. But we'll go there, put 100 per cent in and try to get the points. "
In team news for the visitors they will be missing defender Paul Caddis and striker Billy Bodin who are away on international duty with Scotland under-21s and Wales under-21s respectively. French-born striker Thomas Dossevi will be available for selection though as he turned down the chance to play for Togo away to Botswana in an African Cup of Nations 2012 qualifier.
Meanwhile Town captain Jonathan Douglas looks probable to play after having to be substituted with tight hamstrings at Southampton on Tuesday, that slightly better than 50-50 situation also being the case for defender Lecsinel Jean-Francois who is currently suffering with a slight groin strain. Sure to be up for selection though are midfielder David Prutton who returns after serving a one-match suspension, and left-back Alan Sheehan who signed for the Robins on a one-year deal from Leeds on Thursday.
The referee for tomorrow afternoon's match is Nigel Miller from Consett in County Durham, and he will be assisted down the lines by Peter Gooch from Wigan and Dave McCallum from Wallsend. Meanwhile the fourth official is Danny Markham from Sunderland.