JAKE Reeves has compared this Swindon Town squad to the Brentford one he won promotion with last season.

The 21-year-old arrived at the County Ground at the end of August after negotiating his release from Griffin Park.

On departing the Bees, the former Tottenham youngster signed a short-term deal with Mark Cooper’s men.

Reeves played 25 times for Brentford last term and sees a lot of his successful former club at Swindon.

“They are very similar,” Reeves told the Advertiser. “Brentford wasn’t as young as this (squad), they had a lot of experience.

“This group here is getting their experience now by playing and I think that helps because we are all playing together and there is loads of quality in the dressing room.

“I think that one of the similarities between the two sides is character.

“When we played last year, even if we didn’t play how we wanted to by passing the ball, we showed plenty of character.

“At Bradford (on Saturday) we showed that the character is massive here.”

Having got his first taste of action as a late second-half substitute at Bradford City, Reeves will be hoping to get his first home appearance tonight against Oldham Athletic.

The midfielder believes that the win at Valley Parade – courtesy of a debut double from new striker Jon Obika – is just another shot in the arm for Cooper’s fledgling squad.

“Confidence is massive (in the dressing room),” he said. “It is a young squad and it works off confidence.

“Getting three points away at a ground like Bradford ain’t easy at the best of times and that will bode well for the home matches.”

Town boss Cooper could resist making changes from Saturday’s success at Bradford even with defender Jack Stephens likely to have recovered from a bout of tonsillitis.

The on-loan youngster returned to the County Ground on transfer deadline day from Southampton. However that illness and the international break have conspired to mean that he is yet to feature for the Robins.