DAVE Webb says his Swindon Supermarine side will look to hit the ground running when they travel to Cinderford Town on Saturday.

After eight pre-season friendlies, it is time for Supermarine to kick-off their assault on the Southern League West division with a short trip to Gloucester at the weekend.

During their summer programme, Supermarine pitted their talents against League Two sides Newport County, Swindon Town and Forest Green Rovers, something Webb has described as ‘excellent’ for his players.

“We have had a tough pre-season in terms of games and we’ve done a lot of work on the training pitch,” he said.

“It’s been an excellent pre-season for us, obviously we’ve had a few new players so we have changed it around a bit, but we are all looking to it.

“Credit to the players, they have all worked hard so hopefully they can perform and get three points.

“Our preparation has been excellent, the players have we have brought in are talented footballers and it’s down to the players now.

“We have set our stall out on where we want to be and what we want to try and achieve, it’s time to let your feet do the talking.

“We can all talk the talk, but it is down to results at the end of the day.”

Their weekend opponents could prove to be awkward customers following their relegation from the Evo-Stik Premier Division last term.

While the Marine chief says it is important to get off to a good start, he also said the league campaign is a marathon not a sprint, so would take any result on Saturday. “We have a tough game at Cinderford, it will probably be one of the tougher games we will have this season,” he added.

“They will be difficult to beat, especially at home but it is a good time to go there, I’d rather be going in August.

“Every manager and every team want to win their first game, as a club just to get those first three points it's important.

“Nothing is won in August but you want to be in and around the pack.

“We have always been in that area, but you need to stay there.

“If we are to be challenging for play-offs as a minimum come the end of the season, it will be fantastic if we can get a result here.”