SWINDON St George return to action this weekend against Somerset Vikings in their first South West League Pool A fixture in three weeks.

Connor Tomley’s men have faced almost a month out of action following the postponement to their scheduled fixture against Bristol, which was called off due to the opposition folding in the days building up to the game.

But Tomley insists the lay-off will have no impact on the quality of his side’s performance this weekend, although he anticipates a tough fixture against the Vikings – who are unbeaten this season.

He said: “We’re expecting a tough game. Having talked to some of the Bath guys, they said Somerset have come a long way this season.

“This year they’ve beat Bath and are quite a physical side.

“It would be nice to beat them so teams look at us as the side to beat.

“We’ve had some good training sessions building up to the game so we’re confident.”

St George’s second team are also in action as they travel to face All Golds in Pool C.

Despite fielding two teams on the same day, Tomley says team selection will not be an issue due to the volume of players living within Swindon’s reach.

“We’re not struggling as the second team have the ability to step up,” said Tomley.

“We have two strong sides going into the weekend.

“I’ll call up the right players for the right positions.

“There is always someone in the team that will know someone good enough to play.

“As we’re based in Swindon, we’ve got College Old Boys, Cricklade, Oxford, Gloucester Uni all on our door step.”

St George will be without Tomley, though, who remains sidelined with a groin injury.

And keeping injured players off the pitch until they’ve returned to full fitness is high on Tomley’s list of priorities as he plots a path to success.

He said: “We’ll break it in carefully. The best thing is to make sure everyone that is injured gets the right rest.”