SWINDON Robins team manager Alun Rossiter knows his side will have to “dig deep” if they are to shock high-flying Ipswich Witches in Suffolk tonight.

The Witches are one of three teams that are setting the pace at the top of the SGB Premiership table, while the Robins are hot on the heels of Wolverhampton Wolves, who occupy the final play-off spot, with two meetings in hand.

Rossiter’s men snatched their third away point of 2019 on Monday night as a final heat 4-2 success rescued a consolation prize at Belle Vue Aces.

The Swindon team manager felt his side should have taken more than a point back home to Wiltshire and believes a few tweaks should see the Robins claim their first away victory of the season tonight.

Rossiter said: “We should be going there with confidence and we’ll have to dig deep. Monday was frustrating, but we really need to start kicking on now.

“We’re more than capable of winning at Ipswich, but it won’t be easy. The track is small, but it’s very grippy up there.

“It’s probably going to be a case of trying to make the start, and because they’ve got quite a lot of grip there, just stay in the middle line and away you go.”

The Robins team manager, who has twice lifted the league title in his time at the Abbey, is not panicking over his side’s uphill task to secure a top-four spot and believes there is plenty of time for his septet to kick into gear away from home.

Rossiter believes sides can wipe the slate clean if they reach the play-offs, but insists performances on the road will have to improve if Swindon are to lift their second league title in three years.

He said: “I don’t worry too much yet about the big picture. There’s still a while to go and we’ve got a lot of away matches.

“If we can keep picking up points away and win at home then we’ll be OK. As long as we make the play-offs, and we seem on course for that.

“If we look at my history with Coventry and other teams, it doesn’t matter if you finish top, it’s what happens in the play-offs that counts.

“Make the top four and start all over again. Our away form worries me a little bit, but we are there or thereabouts.”

Meanwhile, as Claus Vissing continues his 10-day suspension for his involvement in a mass brawl at Eastbourne last week, Rossiter will make a late decision on who rides at number seven after Ricky Wells’ guest stint ended in disappointing fashion at Belle Vue.

Rossiter said: “Ricky won’t stay in, I’m waiting to see who I can pick up, but I haven’t decided yet.

“I’ll have a look and see who I can pull out of the hat.”