NATHAN Byrne believes tomorrow’s game with Coventry will be a true test of where Town’s young squad are.
Ravaged by injury Swindon face Coventry a side who are undefeated in their last three. That run includes wins against one of the league favourites Sheffield United, a draw with recently relegated Barnsley and an MK Dons team that beat Manchester United 4-0.
Despite the pressing issues the 22-year-old believes he it’s well within the young Swindon players’ ability to get a win at the County Ground on Saturday.
He said: “I think these games that lads strive for, I think when you’re doubted because you have not the strongest squad that you can have I think that’s when it shows what sort of player you really are.
“I think the older boys in the team - I don’t how I’m saying I’m an older boys at 22 - we’ve just got to help the young boys. Whoever’s playing in the XI that start we’ve got more than enough ability all the points.
“I think whether it’s the young lads, or the boys who have been out of the squad, we know they’re capable and they’ve got more than enough ability to step in and do a good job and I still think we can on Saturday and get all three points.
“We don’t set up to get draws or hold, we’re set up to go out every game to try and win it.”
Byrne has been an a key outlet for Swindon this season, establishing himself in the right wing-back slot and creating a number of chances for his team.
Despite his good form the former Tottenham player is yet to score and does admit he would like to surpass his goal tally for last season when he got four.
“I’m looking to improve on the four I’ve got last year. The main thing for me is creating chances and creating goals, that’s what I aim to do. If I can score goals to that’s a bonus to my game.
“The lads, not just Smudge (Michael Smith) and Willo (Andy Williams), the strikers up top, but the lads in midfield are chipping in with goals, that’s great if all the boys are scoring goal we’ve got a good chance.”