Vic Morgan: That winning feeling…
Former BBC Wiltshire match commentator Vic Morgan writes his weekly blog…
I know it might be too late. I know it might be all for nothing and it’s the hope that kills. That feeling though, when Connor Thomas scored in the last few moments against Millwall, has been all too rare this season. Okay, it wasn’t the greatest of games and at times it was somewhat sluggish to say the least. Who cares though? Apart from the visiting fans of course.
The impact of Rohan Ince since his arrival can’t be overstated. There can’t be one Town fan who doesn’t want the player in our team permanently next season. Whether that’s possible or not remains to be seen. A player of that quality though is destined to ply his trade at a higher level. He simply dominates the midfield in such a way that he seems to be everywhere. Great signing, great player.
I think most Swindon supporters would urge the powers that be to pull out all the stops to get him and build the team around him. Fingers crossed but again, unlikely.
So where does that win leave us? Still in serious trouble. One victory isn’t enough, it needs to be followed up by a run of wins starting this weekend at Fleetwood. We’ve had enough false dawns this term, we’d like the sun to actually come up. I would think the chances are that we’ll be in League Two next season, but where there’s life there’s that thing called hope. Oh dear!
Another player who’s really caught the eye is Dion Conroy. He looks assured and capable at the heart of the defence. It’s early days in his career, but if it wasn’t for Ince last Saturday he would surely have won man of the match. In fact defensively last weekend we looked very solid. I can’t remember too many saves that Lawrence Vigouroux had to make but of course when called upon he did the business.
A long journey at the weekend then and hopefully a successful one. If you’ve been to Fleetwood you’ll know that the theme to Captain Pugwash plays every time the home side scores. Last term we heard the darn thing five times. Far too many. I’d love not to hear it once this year and even though Fleetwood are doing very well this season, there’s no reason why Swindon can’t get something out of the game. Set your alarms early it’s going to be a long day.
Keep it loud keep it proud keep it SWINDON!