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SWINDON TOWN: There's more to come - Wes
WES Foderingham has sent a warning shot through the rest of League One by claiming Swindon Town have yet to exhibit even 70 per cent of their overall potential.
The Robins sit fourth in the third tier following the weekend win at Bury and could rise as high as second if they beat Coventry and results elsewhere fall in their favour on Saturday.
However, despite their impressive start, Foderingham has stressed that Town still have plenty more to give.
And he expects Swindon to secure their place in the upper regions of the league table for the foreseeable future.
“If you look at the league now we’re fourth. I know there’s not much in it because it’s still early days,” he said.
“But we’ve not even hit 70 per cent of what we can do and we’re sitting high up in the league so I think, once we get firing on all cylinders and the goals start coming from up front and the back four are more solid like it was last season, we’re going to shoot right up the table.”
Foderingham conceded that the recent home displays against Leyton Orient and Colchester were not good enough if he and his teammates have any real desire of making it back-to-back promotions this term.
And he admitted that the Town squad are struggling to identify why exactly they cannot develop any form of consistency at the County Ground at present.
“The last two home games have not been great for us. We’ve not played well and we’ve lost so we’ll be getting back to winning again and trying to make it a fortress,” he said.
“There’s no better way to start than getting a win on Saturday.
“We can’t put our finger on it. Maybe it’s the mentality going into games or the rotation in the squad but all the boys are familiar with each other now. We’ve put hours in on the training pitch and we know what we want to do.
“I think on Saturday you’re going to see a different side at home. I don’t think you’ll see a performance like we did in those other home games. I know the gaffer won’t accept it and we’re looking to put it right.
“We’ve been very solid defensively, not looked like conceding. In the Colchester game I didn’t think we looked like conceding. We’ve tightened up away from home well especially. Last season we weren’t too good away from home and this season we’ve looked to change that.
“It’s obviously gone the other way with us not being too great at home but once we’ve got that sorted we’ll be able to kick on even more.”
Meanwhile, a Swindon Town development team lost 3-0 to a Bristol Rovers reserves XI yesterday.
Town’s side was predominantly made up of youth team players, although Aaron Oakley and Louis Thompson were absent due to their international commitments with Wales Under 19s, while Rovers put up a strong second-string line-up.
Swindon, who featured Samsung Win A Pro Contract star Chris Smith, conceded all three goals in the first period.
Youth team manager Paul Bodin said: “We dealt pretty well for 26 minutes and then a few errors crept into our game.
“We put out a mix of under 16 and under 18s as it’s getting to the time of the year when we start thinking about next year’s intake.”