The biggest game of the season..?
Former BBC Wiltshire commentator Vic Morgan writes his latest blog for TheWashbag.com…
I think it is without doubt the match which could see a collective sigh of relief emerge from the County Ground this weekend.
Swindon’s home game with Bury on the face of it may not be the most attractive of the week’s fixtures. However, for Town fans it could finally be the day we see our club cement it’s League One future.
To be honest it’s been a bit of a torrid season. For a brief spell it looked like the play offs might be a possibility but that’s long gone and now we just want a win which dispels any chance of the drop.
The visitors are three points and one place better off than the Town and pretty much assured of safety. That would be a lovely position for Swindon to be in on Saturday evening, especially with a trick trip to Walsall on Tuesday.
So what can we do about getting that win? Well let’s be fair, recent results have been pants. I missed the game at Bradford on Saturday, because even though I’ve officially retired, the occasional offer of work comes up and the bills still need paying. By all accounts though it was a decent performance which deserved a point.
Let’s hope that form can be brought to bear against the Shakers, who I believe include a certain Leon Clarke in their squad. Usually the target of the Town boo boys because of his altercation with one Paolo Di Canio in the strikers very brief spell at the club, I would hope that’s not the case this weekend.
It appears Leon has had a pretty tough time in the past year with the loss of his father and other personal difficulties. So let bygones be bygones and move on. Let’s be positive and crank up the volume.
There aren’t many games left this season, make the most of them. Whatever happens during the summer will shape next term, but for now all we’re concerned about is staying in this league.
We’ll have a new goalkeeper no doubt making his debut. With an injury to Ty Belford and the already absent Lawrence Vigouroux both missing, Jake Kean comes in on an emergency seven day loan after the club got special dispensation to sign him. We wish him well and let’s hope he starts with a clean sheet.
It was back in the early days of the season that Swindon fought back to get a point at Gigg Lane. Back when the sun shone and hope was high.
Not much else to say on the matter other than let’s get these three points and finally relax after a season which has seen some sun but mostly heavy cloud.
Keep it loud keep it proud keep it SWINDON!