Doing the Double…
It’s Friday, so it must be time for the latest blog by BBC Devon’s Vic Morgan.
Quite a week. Two wins and once again some fans are even mentioning the Play Offs. Don’t let’s get carried away, or should we? If it means the end of the season is a little more exciting then let’s get carried away. Actually I’m still looking at top ten as a great campaign. Still a double win is a bit of a rarity this season so let’s enjoy it.
The first against Preston was pretty special. It saw the emergence of Ben Gladwin as a midfielder of genuine promise. It was a deserved man of the match and standing ovation for the player who hadn’t quite made his mark since signing for the Town. Well he did last Saturday and let’s hope we see many more performances like that.
The partnership between Troy Archibald-Henville and Jack Stephens also looks promising. If Swindon could get Stephens on a season long loan from Southampton next term, that would be a real defensive boost. The young Saint looks like a real centre half doesn’t he? We’re also seeing Archibald-Henville somewhere near the form that made him a great favourite at Exeter. I get asked by Grecians fans I know how Troy is getting along and mostly it’s been a case of saying he’s injured. Really pleased he’s back and doing well. As for the win? Well I think many thought it would be a test for the previously stuttering Swindon. That test was passed with flying colours.
So to Tuesday and that meant another victory. Work commitments meant I missed the trip but from all accounts it was a decent display. Miles Storey back from Shrewsbury got the winner and let’s hope he can now kick on and become a real force in the team.
Are we in with a shot at the top six? I still think that may be beyond us. However it’s been a season of stabilising and laying foundations. Bearing in mind what could have happened to our club I think we’re doing okay. Trouble is we live in the days of craving instant success. Just look at Manchester United. It seems incredible to those United fans that the club won’t win every trophy every year. Well guess what, sometimes you don’t win every week. Being a fan is about accepting that. Wanting to win but knowing that you don’t always succeed. Even during the previous regime at Old Trafford, they lost games.
As for Swindon, we welcome in form Sheffield United this weekend. Should be a belter. So make it loud make it proud make it SWINDON.