DANNY Wilson has paid tribute to Town’s outgoing loanees, urging them to sign off with three crucial League One points against Bristol Rovers.
Gordon Greer and Hal Robson-Kanu play the final game of their three month loan spells today before returning to parent clubs Doncaster and Reading respectively.
Centre-back Greer and wide man Robson-Kanu have been instrumental in dragging Swindon to the brink of safety and now, with just a win needed to almost certainly confirm their survival, Town could achieve it against West Country rivals the Gas.
“They’ve made a fantastic impression and I’m sure they would like to sign off on a very high note - a win,” said boss Wilson of the loan duo.
“And in doing so it would mean job done from their point of view.
“Whatever happens at the weekend we’re still not mathematically safe but we can put teams in a very difficult position if we win, and it would be great for the loan lads to sign off on that particular note.”
And with Rovers coming to town this lunchtime (noon kick-off), former Bristol City boss Wilson knows just what to expect from the travelling support.
“I’ll get a bit of stick, no doubt about it,” said Wilson.
“They’ve not forgotten - I don’t think they ever forget. But I have a good rapport with them really.
“It’s never been nasty. It’s been good fun, and I’ve always taken it in good fun.”
- TOWN’S Under 18s lost their final league game of the season yesterday, 3-1 against Plymouth Argyle at Wanborough.
The youths had already secured the Puma Youth Alliance South West championship at the weekend, but failed to maintain their 100 per cent home record as they slipped to defeat.
Jamie Taylor had put Swindon back on level terms midway through the first half, but two second half strikes sealed the win for Plymouth.