SWINDON Town manager John Sheridan says his team will take the game to Blackpool on Friday as the Robins continue their pursuit for League One safety.

Town have won their previous two and sit just outside the bottom four after efficient performances over Fleetwood Town and Bristol Rovers. Meanwhile, Neil Critchley’s side have not lost any of their last 11 League One fixtures.

Despite the potentially daunting task in front of Town, in the shape of one of the most in-form sides in the division, Sheridan says his players will go into the game without fear.

The Mancunian is also keen to see his team produce a similar kind of performance at home to any of the away displays that have resulted in three points since the turn of the year.

Sheridan said: “We’ll be trying to take the game to Blackpool like we did in our last two games.

“We know our last eight or nine games are all cup finals, and we know the importance of trying to win games quickly to get points so we can gain an advantage on the teams around us.

“We’ll take the game to Blackpool – we’ve got to go and try to win the game because we’re at home. I’d like us to try and perform at home like we have been doing away.

“We definitely need to take the game to them, but they get men behind the ball, they’re strong and they’re organised.

“Whether we have to be patient or we go for it early on, we know the importance of winning the game.”

Due to Town’s extended break, Sheridan was afforded the chance to watch Blackpool’s 2-2 draw with Plymouth Argyle last weekend – a game in which former Town striker Jerry Yates scored from the spot.

The Swindon manager was impressed with what he saw from the Tangerines but believes his own side possess many qualities which could lead to a surprise result at the County Ground.

Sheridan said: “I went to watch them on Saturday myself – they’re a good team, well organised and on a good run.

“They’ve got the belief they can get in the play-offs, and they don’t let many goals in.

“They’re very strong as a unit, and they’ve got Jerry who scores goals. So I’m very aware of them, but they’ll be aware of us.

“They’ll know after our last two results that we performed very well and we can be a threat.

“That’s how we’ll go into the game – we’ll go in confident that we can get the result we’re after.”