MANAGER Richie Wellens has reiterated his belief that his entire Swindon Town squad has a part to play if the club is to achieve its goal of promotion this season.

The 39-year-old named one of his strongest benches of the season on Saturday – despite only six players featuring – as Town beat league rivals Exeter City 2-1 at the County Ground.

Wellens had previously stated that the players on the periphery of the matchday squad must continue to train at 100 per cent in order to push those ahead of them, and if consistent would be rewarded with appearances.

Danny Rose and Tom Broadbent both missed out on Saturday, despite appearing to be fit and available, however the Town boss said the pair’s time will come in the final 15 games.

Asked where the ever-improving strength of the matchday squad leaves players like Broadbent and Rose, Wellens said: “Sometimes, situations work out a certain way.

“Four or five minutes before I brought Hallam (Hope) off, we had about three or four counter-attacking opportunities.

“Those moves are just made for Kaiyne (Woolery). I brought Kaiyne on, and those counter opportunities never really materialised.

“We’re going to need our whole squad, and it’s not easy for the likes of Danny Rose or Tom Broadbent – I will speak to them.

“They need to carry on training properly. Danny has made a lot of appearances for us this season, but we’ve got a strong squad.

“On Saturday, Rose and Broadbent missed out. Taylor Curran wasn’t feeling too well.”

With his side toiling to dig out a scrappy win in the second half of Saturday’s game, Wellens opted not to make a substitution until 15 minutes to go – bringing on Kaiyne Woolery for match winner Hallam Hope.

January signing Admiral Muskwe was introduced in added time as a target man, but Wellens does not see the Leicester City player as an impact substitute in the long run.

The Town manager stated Muskwe will be given plenty of opportunities in the final quarter of the season – and not just late on in games.

Wellens said: “It’s the worst saying in football ‘impact sub’, because if you impact games then you will start.

“I’ve signed Admiral Muskwe to impact games, though it was difficult for him on Saturday because of the weather.

“He will get game time soon and that will bring out the best in him.

“We probably have a couple of bodies more than what we need in forward areas.

“But the nature of our injuries, we needed to go a bit top heavy on players and we have done that.”