SWINDON Town boss Mark Cooper will not feel pressured into making any radical changes to the side that lost 3-0 to MK Dons on Saturday.

Despite not changing the 3-6-1 system that had secured town three successive away wins, the inclusion of Sam Ricketts in a defensive midfield role left many fans perplexed.

However, Cooper has stood by his tactics and will not change too much for the trip to Bristol City tomorrow night, apart from those enforced by injury and suspension.

Town will be without skipper Nathan Thompson, who picked up his tenth yellow card of the season against MK. Ben Gladwin is a doubt with a hamstring injury. Although Harry Toffolo is fully fit and could be a straight swap for the 22-year-old at left wing-back.

“We won’t change seven or eight players, we can’t do that,” Cooper told the local media.

“Obviously Nathan Thompson has to be replaced, Ben Gladwin has got a slight hamstring problem now so probably that is two that we need to change.

“It’s the same system we have employed for the last three games that we have won. I don’t think we’ll radically change our style.

“They are more direct than MK Dons and they will ask us different questions for sure.”

When the two sides met in November it was a feisty affair, with Wade Elliot seeing red inside the first minute. With several Town players walking the disciplinary tightrope, including Raphael Branco, Cooper will have to make sure his players keep their heads.

“He (Branco) has to be calm and make sure he doesn’t kill anyone,” added Cooper.

“We’ve got Jack Stephens and Sam Ricketts both playing there so we should be covered (in the back three).”

With the wealth of talent the Steve Cotterill has to choose from, Cooper does not believe his City counterpart will be paying too much attention to Swindon’s final team sheet.

“I think (Coterill) will concentrate on his own team more than ours,” insisted Cooper.

“He has got good players so I don’t think he will be worried too much about our team. I am sure he will be saying to his players to go out and play and get the three points that probably nearly pushes them to promotion.

“He knows that we are a good side and we didn’t do ourselves justice on Saturday and he will probably be a bit wary of a sting in the tail.

“I'm looking forward to our boys trying to bounce back after the disappointment of Saturday and pitting our wits against the best team in the league.”