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SOUTHERN LEAGUE: Marine's revenge mission
SWINDON Supermarine boss Dave Webb is confident his side can go one better than last season as they bid to pick up points at home to Wimborne this evening.
The Dorset club were the only team to do the Division One South & West double over Marine during 2012/13 as they won both fixtures 2-1, and have strengthened over the summer as they bid to challenge for promotion.
Despite going top of the table following Saturday’s 4-1 victory over Fleet, Webb knows his side are going to be made to work if they are to take anything from tonight’s clash, but is confident of taking points off the Magpies for the first time in his Marine reign.
“We’ve had a really good start and the players have been terrific so far, and although we’ve played a game more than some of the teams to only lose once is a great start,” he said.
“There’s a long way to go and every team poses a different threat, and Fleet caused us some problems at the weekend but we still scored four goals and won the game.
“In my first year as manager last year we weren’t able to take any points off Wimborne and that shows how good they are because we had a fantastic season.
“Out first priority is to get a point and stay unbeaten at home where we’ve not dropped any points. That probably won’t last all season but we do want to make it a difficult place to come and hopefully we can continue to pick up points at home and try and take something when we go away which will keep us up the top of the table.
“Wimborne are a good side with some good players and they’ve strengthened especially in the forwards, so it will be a real difficult evening for us.
“We couldn’t go into it in better form on the back of scoring some good goals on Saturday and we will be very confident.”
Swindon Town striker Kayden Jackson’s initial loan is set to expire after Saturday’s game at Mangotsfield, although the two clubs are set to discuss a possible extension this week, and Webb has been impressed with what the Samsung Win A Pro Contract winner has produced.
“He’s been superb for us since he’s been here and he’s got a great attitude, and maybe we can get him for a little bit longer,” he said.
“He has to take a lot of credit for coming in and training and being a good person to work with, but he’s been terrific and I can’t fault him really.”
Jon Steedman is unavailable for tonight’s game due to work commitments meaning Webb will have to consider his options at the centre of defence.
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