UNLIKE most keepers Wes Foderingham says he is not obsessed by keeping clean sheets, just keeping the goals down.
Town are yet to stop an opposing side from scoring in their four games but it could have been two shut-outs for close penalty calls against Luton and Crawley.
Having been beaten 5-2 at home in midweek many would be expecting Town to stop visitors Crewe from troubling Foderingham too much. However, Swindon’s number one accepts his side’s attacking style means he will always need to be on hand.
“The two games we conceded penalties if we didn’t concede penalties, then I’d have kept clean sheets, so I don’t think you can read too much into that,” he said.
“I think if you go through the season conceding one goal a game, you could keep 10 clean sheets but then concede five goals in a game, four goals in a game, then you end up conceding more goals over the course of the season. We’ll try and keep clean sheets but as long as we win football matches I’m not too bothered.
“If you’re going to attack you’re going to get caught on the break a lot of the time and there’s no getting away from that.
“We’re going to try and attack and do the best we can defensively, like I said, when you attack like we do it always leaves you a little bit exposed at the back.”
Crewe will pose a different challenge to Town’s defence in that they are another side who like to play their football. Foderingham feels his defence can handle the visitors passing game and is not reading too much into their heavy midweek defeat.
“They’ll be a little more creative in the final third and down the middle of the goal I’m sure they’ll find that decisive pass a little better than other teams. We’re equipped to deal with that.
“It’s no secret that sometimes we’re a susceptible to boys putting the ball in the box, I think on Saturday it will be a good occasion for the both of us as, we both like to play football.
“There’s a lot more expectation on you when you’re playing at home, when you’re away there’s a little bit less. If they’ve done their homework they’ll know we’re not an easy side to beat at home.
“I’m sure they’re going to come out and do their best.”