SWINDON Town midfielder Matty Palmer has assured fans that his team will be going out with their eyes firmly fixed on taking all three points against relegation rivals Northampton Town on Saturday.

John Sheridan’s men welcome the Cobblers to the County Ground for a hotly-anticipated relegation battle that could prove pivotal in both side’s aspirations of remaining in League One next season.

Second-bottom Northampton are currently managerless but could jump above Swindon with a win – meanwhile, three points for the hosts would push them five points ahead of the Cobblers and potentially into 18th if Rochdale also fail to win.

With Sheridan’s men playing the first of their half-a-dozen relegation six-pointers on Saturday, Swindon could be forgiven for accepting a draw as an acceptable result as they look to build momentum.

However, when asked if a point would be a good result for the County-Ground club, Palmer said the thought had not even crossed his mind.

He said: “You don’t want to lose to your rivals, obviously, but we’ll be going into the game going for the three points.

“I don’t think we can do anything other than that, otherwise you invite pressure on, and it might not even turn into a point, it might turn into a loss.

“I know a point might not be a bad result in the end in terms of continuing momentum, but we’ll be going out to get the win.”

If Palmer starts tomorrow, it will be the 11th game in a row under John Sheridan in a spell that has seen the 25-year-old play in three different positions.

The Derby-born playmaker – who has racked up almost 250 professional appearances – says the modern footballer must be able to adapt to playing in a multitude of areas and alter their game at the drop of a hat.

Palmer said: “My role does probably change quite a bit, and even in games. I’m a player who likes to start attacks, get on the ball, and pass it around. But with the games we’re playing and the position we’re in, sometimes it has to change, and I might have to operate a bit further forward.

“Some games might not be the best-looking games, but with the conditions recently, you’ve got to just put your foot in a little bit more and do the best you can.

“I prefer to get on the ball – and that’s my aim every time I step on the pitch – but sometimes it’s not always that easy. I just want to do whatever I can to help the team to win.”