NICK Morris says Swindon Robins’ recent dip in form is no cause for concern as Alun Rossiter’s side look for a play-off win against Poole Pirates.

With two defeats in their last two meetings, the Robins have seen their superb winning streak of 16 brought to a shuddering halt.

After claiming top spot in the SGB Premiership table, Rossiter opted for the Pirates over two legs in the play-off semi-finals, the first of which takes place on the south coast tonight.

Domestically, the Robins have done well against Poole this season, recording one draw and three wins over the Dorset side.

Swindon’s flying Frenchman David Bellego has also struggled over the last two meetings, but Morris expects his teammate to be up and running for the trip to Wimborne Road, where Swindon have already won twice this season.

With that in mind, Morris sees no reason why Swindon’s recent defeats to Rye House and Wolverhampton Wolves could hinder their play-off ambitions.

“It’s always disappointing to lose meetings but, it’s not the end of the world, we are still finishing top,” said Morris.

“David Bellego is having a bit of a tough time but I’m sure he will be back strong for the play-offs.

“There is nothing really to worry about yet, we are having a bit of a blip, but it’s not much of a blip because we have lost two meetings.”

After a turbulent season, which saw the Pirates lose five matches on the spin through July, a recent renaissance has seen them sneak into fourth place in the league standings.

And Morris is more than aware he and his teammates need to be at the top of their game if they are to carry any advantage into the second leg at the Abbey Stadium in two weeks.

“It’s going to be another tough meeting,” he added.

“Poole have got a good team and they have been going pretty good at the moment.

“We aren’t taking anything for granted and we are just going to keep doing what we have been doing over the last season.

“We just treat every meeting in the same way really, we go into every one wanting to win but we aren’t underestimating anyone.

“I feel good, this season has been really good for me and I just want to finish strong.”

The Robins welcome Bradley Wilson-Dean back into the side at reserve after his spell on the sidelines, whilst Mitchell Davey again steps in for the injured Zach Wajtknecht.

POOLE: Brady Kurtz, Jack Holder, Timo Lahti, Edward Kennett, Hans Andersen, Paul Starke, James Shanes.

SWINDON: Jason Doyle, Adam Ellis, Tobiasz Musielak, David Bellego, Nick Morris, Bradley Wilson-Dean, Mitchell Davey.