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SWINDON TOWN: Hall targeting double victory
GRANT Hall has stressed that two wins from two home games in the space of four days will catapult Swindon Town right into the League One promotion mix.
The Robins currently sit seventh in the table, two points off the play-off places, following their 4-0 victory at Rotherham on Saturday and entertain Notts County on Friday night before Walsall come to Wiltshire on Tuesday.
Hall believes that Swindon have the ability to challenge for elevation to the Championship this season, saying: “That’s where we want to be. At the end of the season we want to be pushing to get promotion.
“I think we’ve got a good squad, it’s a new squad so I think we’ll get better and better as the season goes on.
“We’ve got a home game on Friday and then again on Tuesday - if we pick up six points we’ll be in and around it.
“We’re taking each game as it comes at the minute. There are a lot of games to go but I think with the players we’ve got and the team spirit, everyone is together and looking to do the right thing, hopefully we can be up there at the end of the season.”
Hall has produced two of his most accomplished performances in a Town shirt in the past week, operating as one of three central defenders in a 3-5-2 formation at Rotherham and in the home Johnstone’s Paint Trophy clash with Plymouth.
“We worked on it quite a lot for a couple of weeks in training because we wanted to implement it in away games, because we’ve been struggling a little bit, and I think it’s worked,” he said.
“If we can continue to play the way we did we can get results away from home. You need an understanding between defenders but you need to practice different formations. You need to work hard in training, it doesn’t just happen.
“We always knew we could perform like that away from home, we just need the result. I think we need to weather the storm in the first 15 to 20 minutes.
“They’re obviously going to come gung-ho but after that I thought we dominated the rest of the game.”
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