SWINDON Town head coach Ben Garner says he will continue to rotate his starting XI depending on who he thinks can best implement that week’s game plan.

Garner is yet to name an unchanged side in consecutive matches, but Town have begun the season in positive fashion nonetheless and are unbeaten in their past five matches.

Asked whether he will continue to do that all season, or the switches are just a case of ensuring everyone can reach peak fitness first, Garner said: “Everyone is going to play a part this season.

“If we’ve won the previous game with a certain XI but I don’t feel like that’s the right XI for our next opponent because of the way they set up, then we will change it.

“We will always start with the team that we think is best-suited for that game, but also have an eye on substitutions and how we think they could impact the game.

“For example, Jonny Williams coming on against Mansfield had a huge impact on that game by changing the dynamic.

“That’s always in our minds in terms of, yes we have the starting XI, but what options do we have off the bench in terms of affecting the game later on.”

Regarding this afternoon’s game against Port Vale, the Town boss claimed he will make a late decision on who will start as he weighs up the pros and cons for each player.

Garner said: “Looking at Port Vale, I’ve got a specific way I want us to play, and we’ve worked on that – that will suit certain players more than others.

“There will be a couple of players who are disappointed not to play, but we do it for the right reasons in putting the team first.

“As much as players will be disappointed at times, everyone commits to the group and respects those decisions by supporting the players that do start.

“As I always say, there are players who will come on and impact the game for us and there are those who may not get on but have contributed throughout the week to the weekend’s performance. We’re very much a group, and we all understand that group process.”