SWINDON Shock player coach David Colclough says he is feeling optimistic ahead of their National Cup tie with Oxford City Hoops tomorrow.

Last year the club were promoted to the National League Division Three South after being crowned champions at the end of their National League Division Four South West campaign.

Colclough, who had struggled with an ankle injury last year, says he feels back to his best and is encouraged by the commitment shown by his players.

“We have more numbers than normal and we are returning everybody from last year, which is nice,” said Shock chief Colclough.

“The only hiccup we have at the moment is Antonio Wilburn with his passport, but he’s getting that sorted out.

“My ankle is heeled, I feel healthy and I have been training with the guys, I’m ready to go.”

Going into the game, Colclough admits he doesn’t quite know what to expect from the derby game but is convinced it will be a good work out for his team.

“We played them when they were in Division Four back in the day, and we normally split with them,” he added.

“I don’t know who they had this year because they dropped out of the league about two years ago, now they’re back, it’s interesting.”