DANY N’Guessan thinks Swindon Town can back themselves to take points off the rest of the promotion-chasing sides who are yet to visit the County Ground after beating Peterborough United 2-1 on Saturday.

N’Guessan made his first Town appearance for four weeks at the weekend after a spell on the sidelines due to injury and illness, as goals from Nile Ranger and Yaser Kasim helped the Robins see off 10-man Posh and lay down a real statement of intent for the remainder of the campaign.

Wolves, Preston, Rotherham and Brentford – all of whom currently occupy top-six spots in League One – have yet to play Swindon on home turf and N’Guessan feels, after victory over Peterborough, Town have the confidence to beat anyone in SN1.

“The gaffer said we’ve lost to all the top teams and today would be a good test for us,” the striker told the Advertiser. “He said that all the teams at the top are not really better than us when we play our football and I think we needed to show something, and I’m happy with the three points.

“I think we’ve got a good chance to take some points. We’ve got Wolves coming here, Preston as well, Brentford have to come here and at home we have a good set-up. If we keep it we can get some points, I think. I hope so.”

After the best part of a month out of action, the Frenchman was pleased to be back involved in Swindon’s matchday squad.

“We played Birmingham in the week (in a development game) and I played 70 minutes as well in that game because I need to gain fitness, and today was my first game back and it was hard,” he said. “When you come back in you have to work hard but you have to do it for the team.

“It was hard being out and not playing for four weeks over Christmas and I didn’t train that much. You have to work hard again to get back there.”