SWINDON TOWN: Collins braced for frantic fortnight

NON-STOP: James Collins

NON-STOP: James Collins

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SWINDON Town’s players are preparing themselves for a “massive” fortnight of non-stop football in the words of striker James Collins.

Following the League One clash with Crewe this evening, Swindon travel to Stevenage on Saturday before three home games in the space of eight days - including cup clashes with Macclesfield and Aston Villa - round off an intense period for the Wiltshire side.

Momentum will be critical going into such a jam-packed spell and Collins, who has scored three goals in his last three games, is aiming for a fast start to a busy two weeks.

“We’ve got a massive couple of weeks coming up and we’ve obviously got a few players out,” he said.

“We need them back from injury because that will always help us and if we’ve got a fully-fit squad we’ll need it over the coming weeks.

“We’re still sixth because a few teams below us dropped points which benefited us. If we win tomorrow we should creep up that table which I think we deserve.

“It’s not going to be an easy place to go, they’re good at home and they’ve got some good young players but I think we’ve got to go there tomorrow and be full of confidence to get three points.

“Last year I did it (scoring three goals in as many games) quite a few times, which was always nice, and hopefully I can keep it going tomorrow night.”

Meanwhile, the forward said that the Town camp is confident of making round two of the FA Cup after they were handed a first-round home tie against non-league Macclesfield.

“Macclesfield were in the league last year so we know a bit about them although I don’t know if they’ve changed much,” he said.

“A home tie means I think you’ve got to be confident of going into the next round.”

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