Vic Morgan: The Biggest Game..?

Former BBC Wiltshire match commentator Vic Morgan writes his weekly blog…

How important is Sunday’s derby may with the side along the A420? I’d say it’s about as important as it gets. That’s the case on many levels.

First of all, winning a game against your local rivals always gives your fans a boost. Secondly, a victory boosts the chances of keeping away from that relegation zone and probably most important, restores the faith of some of those who’ve found the Town’s struggles this season a reason to fall out of love with our club.

Let’s face it, this term is a stinker. No two ways about it, the sooner it’s over the better. It’s not the first time I’ve written this, but hopefully it might be the last.

After a January transfer window, will the new signings give us a little bit of momentum?

We badly need something to pick us, the fans, up again. In truth, I’m not looking forward to Sunday’s game. I just want it over with. I’m fed up of the vitriol that exists between the two clubs.

Having suffered this for fifty years, it’s about time we could just play the team in yellow and blue without all the nonsense that goes with it. Sadly, I don’t think that’ll happen so instead we have to hope that it goes ahead without too many of the stupid scenes we sometimes see.

What’s most important is what happens on the pitch. Our recent drought against the team from the Kassam is disappointing to say the least. This weekend we have the return of Nicky Ajose up front to hopefully provide some of the firepower we’ve sadly been lacking this season. With Nicky’s arrival and the other transfer window signings it gives the team a fresh look. Many questions remain though.

How will they all fit in? Will they have had time to get themselves acquainted with how we play? We’ll only know that around two thirty on Sunday afternoon.

What we desperately need is a win. I don’t care about a great performance, I’d be quite happy with a deflected scuffed shot in the final moments. As long as it nestled in the back of the away teams goal net and brought us three points. That feeling we had at Bolton a few weeks back is something I’d love to get again this weekend. To be honest I think Swindon fans deserve that at the County Ground. There’s no better occasion to get it is there?

So back to my original question. The biggest game? Maybe not in our history, but certainly this season. After the defeat at Bristol Rovers we need the team to come out and pick US up as much as they need us.

Perhaps this weekend more than most, keep it loud keep it proud keep it SWINDON!

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