SWINDON Robins team manager Alun Rossiter believes the task of closing in on the top four SGB Premiership sides will become increasingly difficult unless his troops start picking up points on the road sooner rather than later.

The Robins travel to Wolverhampton Wolves tonight looking to improve on the single point they have gained away from the Abbey Stadium so far this season.

Wolves find themselves rooted to the foot of the table and have only won three of their five home meetings.

It therefore presents the Robins with a potentially ideal chance to create some positive momentum on their travels, especially given the fact that Swindon almost stole the points in the season opener between the sides back in April.

Troy Batchelor’s 14-point haul at Monmore Green was not enough as the Robins fell to a 46-44 defeat.

Rossiter felt there were plenty of positives to take from their first away meeting of the season, but since then, results have declined and the team manager is desperate to see his riders turn the tide.

He said: “We’ve got to stop letting other teams get points because things haven’t gone our way on the away tracks.

“We should be getting points and we haven’t been, so that’s going to make it hard for us.

“We’ve got to make sure we go and do something at Wolves. It will be another tough one, but we certainly need something from it.

“We’ve got to go there with confidence. We know what type of track it is and how you have to ride, so we’ll try and get something from it.

“Wolves are very good on their home patch, so we’ve got to make sure we're even better. We’ve got to believe in ourselves.”

The Robins will arrive at Wolverhampton having made another change to their line up after Rossiter confirmed reserve Stefan Nielsen is likely to be out long term following his crash away at Peterborough Panthers a week ago.

Danny Ayers has been booked to fill in, while Rossiter is also pleased with the contribution of his other reserve, Ellis Perks.

Rossiter said: “Ellis’ third place in heat 14 last Thursday was important, and that’s what he’s brought to the team. He doesn’t give in.

“The sad thing for Ellis is that he is struggling with equipment, so if anybody is out there that could help him out, it would be a big help for him and for the team.”