JERMAINE McGlashan hopes speed can be a potent weapon for Swindon Town as they look to upset League Two leaders Lincoln City at the weekend.

The Imps are currently four points clear at the top of the table after suffering just four defeats in their opening 25 league fixtures, including sweeping Swindon aside 4-1 in the reverse fixture at Sincil Bank back in August.

With the likes of Kaiyne Woolery and Keshi Anderson in attack, Richie Wellens has plenty of pace at his disposal.

However, perhaps no player in the Swindon squad is quicker than McGlashan, highlighted by his break up the right wing to set up the late winner for Jak McCourt at Macclesfield Town last time out.

The 30-year-old says Town are relishing the chance to test themselves against the division’s current standard-bearers, and believes Wellens’ side possess the qualities to cause them a few problems.

“It is a big challenge. You look forward to these games, they are the ones you want to be involved in,” said McGlashan.

“There is no better time to play them now after the way we won (at Macclesfield).

“We know all about them from the first game and we will show them full respect.

“We will be well-drilled. We are looking forward to it.

“Speed is one way of skinning a cat. There are loads of other ways but that is probably my main asset.

“We will look at imposing our game on them. We know where we will try to hit them and hurt them.”

McGlashan has yet to knuckle down a regular place in the Swindon side following his arrival on a free transfer from Southend United over the summer.

Although the former Cheltenham Town man has made 28 appearances in all competitions, 13 of those have been off the bench.

McGlashan was therefore pleased to make an impact at Moss Rose last weekend and knows it is down to substitutes to sometimes be the defining factor in games.

“I was thrown on with a few minutes left and it was a case of trying to hit them on the break,” said McGlashan.

“You always think you can get that one opportunity – and it came.

“Fair play to the boys who busted a gut to get past me and into the box. It was a composed header down from Ben (House) and a great finish from Jak (McCourt) to get the winner.

“The gaffer is always emphasising trying to get in between the sticks and get a goal – and we got rewarded.

“When legs are tired, the last thing defenders want to see is someone who wants to run at you.

“I think the gaffer knows how to use his ingredients in the right way in games. I just have to make sure I am ready.”