DAVID Colclough says he has no issues sticking to coaching as his Swindon Shock side aim for back-to-back wins in National League Division Three South.

Colclough has registered to play for the coming season, but says he has no problem taking a step back from the court as long as his troops continue to perform.

Last year, when the New College-based club were promoted from Division Four South West, Colclough was heavily involved as a player in addition to being the coach.

However, the Swindon chief says he can see himself taking a slight step back from the court this term.

“Lee Hobbis is second in command when I’m on the court and the same with Matt North, that way I can focus on playing and not worry about coaching,” he said.

“For the game we just played, I was better served being on the bench and that made a difference but Antonio Wilburn is more than fine with playing games.

“I would never start a game unless we are short-handed. I will always sit and watch to see what is happening.

“If it is a game where we feel comfortable, I might go in to make sure my fitness is still up to par.

“As long as we have our core group of seven or eight players, then I am more than happy to sit on the bench and coach.”

This weekend, Shock visit local rivals Oxford Brookes University and due to them being a university team, he says he is never too sure what to expect from them.

While their counterparts will have youth on their side, Colclough is more than aware they have an experienced coach at the helm in Ken Walton.

“We’ve played them a number of times now but we don’t know who they have this year,” Colclough said.

“Whether they have new players or not, we’ve always ran them close so it should be our type of a game.

“In fairness to them, they have an excellent coach who has been doing it for years. He eats and sleeps basketball so we have to be mindful of that.”