MOMENTUM and continuity are two key factors that Swindon Town boss Phil Brown says his side must accomplish if they are to increase chances of success across all competitions this season.

Brown’s troops face a different challenge to Saturday’s remarkable 3-2 League Two win over Macclesfield Town when welcoming Chelsea’s Under 21s to the County Ground.

A lack of information on Maurizio Sarri’s promising youngsters has made it tricky for the 59-year-old to assess how the London outfit will perform come 7.45pm.

However Brown has used the Premier League club’s 2-0 Community Shield loss to Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on Sunday afternoon as a guideline with regards to Chelsea’s possible pre-game tactics.

Anticipating a Chelsea side that will pass the ball to all corners of the County Ground pitch, Brown highlighted the importance of establishing a positive run in the Checkatrade Trophy to compliment his side’s league efforts.

“I think continuity and momentum are key,” said Brown. “We trained on Monday morning and discussed how we think the opposition will play, though we have no reference to Chelsea’s Under 21s.

“I did watch Chelsea in the Community Shield on Sunday though and it looks like they will be a team that tries to play from the back. That style of play will drop down into the under 23s and below.

“What will come out of their changing room tomorrow are 11 players that will be looking at the possibility of a move on loan to league football to try and start a career.

“We tactically got it right on Saturday against Macclesfield and I’m trying to do the same for when Chelsea kick-off tonight.

“They will try to pass the ball to all areas of the pitch and squeeze the living daylights out of us, those are the two observations I made from the Community Shield game.”