THREE points from each of Swindon Town’s remaining home fixtures in League Two will merit a spot in the end-of-season play-offs, in the view of manager Richie Wellens.

Town face Yeovil Town at the Energy Check County Ground today, while Crewe Alexandra visit on Easter Monday, before Notts County conclude the campaign on May 4.

Success in all three of those matches would round Town’s home points return this season to 38 points from 23 games – a below-par figure, but one that Wellens believes would make his team worthy of a place in the division’s top seven.

Four away fixtures also await Town, but focusing their attention on earning maximum points at SN1 has been highlighted as a priority by the Town boss.

He said: “What I’m looking for is form at home. We have to win our home games – if don’t win them, we don’t deserve to be in the play-offs.

“If we can win our home games and nick a couple of wins on the road, which I’m sure we’re capable of doing, then it doesn’t matter where we come.

“Yeovil and Newport will be two different tests. I hope the grass has grown back on Newport’s pitch, I haven’t seen it recently.

“That would be a big factor. I’ve played at Bury. Usually the pitch there isn’t great at this time of year.

“I walked out last weekend and knew we could play. But Newport is next Tuesday, we’ll concentrate on Yeovil first.”

Since Swindon last faced the Glovers, they have slipped from promotion hopefuls to relegation fighters.

Yeovil are only clear of the relegation zone on goal difference, and the improving form of Notts County and Macclesfield Town will be of great concern to the Somerset side.

Neale Marmon is in charge of the club’s first-team on an interim basis following Darren Way’s sacking at the end of last month.

Five successive defeats have done little to help the Glovers’ League Two position, and Wellens insists they will be fighting for their footballing lives when visiting Wiltshire this afternoon.

He added: “I haven’t come across Neale before. I know his assistant, Paul Terry, really well.

"We’re fighting for two different things. They will come here fighting for their lives. No one likes a relegation anywhere.

“Financially, the biggest relegation is from the Premiership to the Championship. But the relegation from being a professional footballer to part-time is the worst one.

“They will be fighting for their lives, I’m sure of that.”