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Midfielder believes Town are exceeding expectations
YASER Kasim thinks Swindon Town are exceeding a lot of people’s expectations already this season, and they’re doing so with smiles on their faces.
The midfielder, who has quickly become a cult hero at the County Ground, was like most of his teammates an unknown entity when he arrived as a free agent in Wiltshire over the summer.
Kasim was one of 16 signings made by the Robins and a number of fans were concerned that the new-look squad’s relative lack of experience would be a major obstacle to success in 2013/14.
Fast forward three months, however, and the atmosphere around the club is totally different, with Swindon sitting sixth in the League One table having played more than a quarter of their matches.
“I think maybe if you’re being realistic, people thought differently,” said Kasim. “We’ve always known we have a good team but the most important thing is getting the next win and the table will sort itself out.
“Personally I feel good, I think it helps that the players are a little bit settled and happy because there are going to be ups and downs throughout the season.
“For now we’re on a good ride and we feel good.
“We look at each other and just smile so we’re feeling good.”
l NATHAN Thompson, who was forced off at half-time during the 2-0 victory over Notts County on Friday night, is expected to be fit to face Walsall at the County Ground tomorrow.
Thompson was struck down by illness but manager Mark Cooper told the Advertiser: “It’s just a bug and we’re hopeful he’ll be fine for Tuesday.”
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