SWINDON Town head coach Ben Garner is adamant his team will go out to win both legs of the upcoming League Two play-off semi-final against Port Vale.

Town welcome Vale to the County Ground on Sunday before heading up to Staffordshire four days later in the hope of booking a spot at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, May 28.

Having previously described the play-offs as ‘a different type of football’, Garner is hoping his players can repeat the standard of their performances from the final four games of the regular season where they claimed maximum points.

Looking ahead to the first leg after last weekend’s 3-0 victory away at Walsall, the Town boss said: “We’ve obviously played them twice, so we’ve got a good insight into them.

“We began the process of preparing straight after Walsall. The players had a couple of days rest to freshen them up, and then we’re building into the first leg.

“Depending on what happens in the first game dictates a little bit what happens in the second leg.

“But we won’t play a different way, we can’t play a different way, we will attack both games. We’ll try and win home and away.

“We won’t go and try to set up shop to defend away from home, we’ll try to win both football matches by playing our game.”

After struggling to find form at home for much of the early part of the season, Town won six of their final nine games at SN1 to book a play-off spot.

Garner believes the open nature of many of the later-season games allowed Swindon to take advantage – a style of contest which is likely to occur when Vale arrive on Sunday.

Garner said: “There have been times this season, especially in home games, where teams have just come here and sat in – that makes it difficult to create the intensity in a game.

“But I think in the games we’ve had recently, teams have had something on it and that’s made the games a little bit more end-to-end.

“We’ve shown a host of qualities in the final four games, different elements in terms of the quality of our attacking play.

“The resilience when we were down to 10, the response when we’ve conceded late, and then a really comprehensive first half against Walsall.

“We’re going to need all of those qualities in the play-offs, and more.”