SWINDON Supermarine boss Dave Webb says this weekend’s clash with Taunton Town is the perfect yardstick to see how good his current crop are.

Supermarine are currently sixth in Southern League West, while this weekend’s visitors lead the way with 22 points to Marine’s 17.

However, Webb’s troops have two games in hand on their counterparts and go into the game on the back of a narrow 1-0 win over Barnstaple Town in the FA Trophy seven days earlier.

With an unbeaten start to their league programme to protect, Webb wants to see his side put in a solid performance in front of a home crowd.

“Taunton will be a good test because we are against one of the league’s top sides so it will be interesting to see how we do in that one,” he said.

“We always have good games against Taunton because they always play good football.

“They have been knocking on the door for some time now, as have we, so they’re many people’s favourites to go up this year.

“They’ve got a good squad, they have invested in good players so we will have to be on it, but we are looking forward to it because you know where you are after that.

“We needed the win last week and hopefully we can compete and come away with a positive result this weekend too.

“We are in with a shout so it will be good to see how the players react to playing a good side.

“We did it when we went to Salisbury so hopefully we can adapt well again in front of our home supporters.”

Top scorer Josh Parsons was only an unused substitute in Marine’s FA Trophy game a week ago as Webb opted to rest his star man.

However, he remains confident the in-from forward could be in contention this weekend.

“We managed to rest Josh. He has been struggling for about two or three weeks with a sore knee so we had him on the bench last week,” added Webb.

“We didn’t have to bring him on so that gave him another seven days to recover so we will see how he is.”