SWINDON Town will once again go searching for Wembley glory in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy having been drawn away at Newport in the opening round.

Last season the Robins were cruelly knocked out on penalties by Peterborough in the southern area final and were unlucky not to have been awarded a game-changing penalty in the second leg.

Now with a trip to South Wales as the first step on the road Mark Cooper is insistent his side will be approaching the knock-out competition as seriously as they did last season.

“But for a terrible refereeing decision last year we would have been at Wembley,” he said.

“So we got close last year and were upset we didn’t get there and want to try and get there again.

“Newport is a local-ish derby isn’t it? It’s another ground for us, and a very difficult test for us to play down there.

“Justin Edinburgh has done brilliant down there and got them out of the Conference so it will be a tough game.”

Town travel to South Wales for the fixture on the week beginning September 1.