SWINDON Town manager Richie Wellens wants nothing more than to host a Premier League giant at the County Ground in the Carabao Cup, and is therefore targeting victory in tomorrow's first-round tie away against Colchester United.

After ending a 13-year wait for successive victories to start a league season on Saturday when downing Carlisle United 3-2, Town can now rid of another unwanted record should Colchester be defeated on Tuesday.

Five years have passed since Swindon last made the second round of the League Cup – first-round defeats to Exeter City, Queens Park Rangers, Norwich City and Forest Green Rovers have occurred since they last tasted success in the tournament when beating Luton Town 2-1 back in 2014.

The likes of Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Manchester United will not enter the competition until the third round.

In a perfect world, Town will meet one of the above six teams in the third round at home – that’s the view of Wellens ahead of tonight’s trip to Essex.

He said: “There’s nothing we’d like more than to bring a big club here.

“I wanted us to beat Chelsea U21s (in the EFL Trophy). I thought we did enough to win that game. We created chances, but defensively we were poor.

“I imagine I will make changes to the team. Colchester won’t have the biggest squad, I imagine they will make changes too.

“Can we get that balance right? We’ll pick a team to win a cup game.”

John McGreal’s U’s are yet to win this season, having drawn against Port Vale before losing 1-0 at early League Two table toppers Plymouth Argyle on Saturday.

United were thumped 3-0 by Town back in March, although Town’s squad has changed dramatically since then.

Naturally, Wellens is taking nothing for granted.

He added: “John McGreal is someone I really like.

“We played against them here last season, and they played us to death for 25 minutes and we were 3-0 up.

“I looked at him, he looked at me, and he just said ‘football’

“He can develop players and move them on. Sammie Szmodics is an example of that.

“He gets his team to play the right way, I’ve got a lot of time for him.”