SWINDON Town head coach Ben Garner insists his team is not being affected by the lack of wins at home and will carry on as normal for the visit of Bradford City on Saturday.

Town have won just once at the County Ground in six League Two fixtures, meanwhile the club’s away form consists of five wins and two draws in seven games.

The Swindon head coach insists there is no monkey on the back of his players that needs to be removed – Garner stated after Town’s win away at Sutton United that the process remains the same and the fact his side has only won once at home in the league is nothing more than a coincidence.

Asked whether the charismatic victory away at Sutton would give his team the added boost they need to win at home for the first time in almost two months, Garner smiled as he replied.

He said: “I don’t think we have a monkey on our backs (in terms of winning at home), it’s only you guys asking me that question every week and making a point of it.

“We don’t pay any attention to whether the game is home or away. If we were playing Bradford away on Saturday, we would prepare for the game and play in exactly the same manner.

“Like I said last Saturday, if our performances at home hadn’t been great, I’d possibly have some concerns. But we’ve been really, really good recently – we’ll focus on the process still and we want to win every game we play.”

Despite no home win since August 28, Town sit third in League Two and just four points behind leaders, Forest Green Rovers.

Garner said the three points picked up on Tuesday night help to fuel the club’s push for safety, and would not be drawn on questions regarding a promotion push instead.

Choosing to remain true to the original party line, Garner said: “I’m really pleased we’ve been able to maintained our away form – that’s been excellent.

“But our run of form in general has been really good. We’ve drawn our last two home games, both of which should have been wins.

“We could have more points and be higher up that table than we are. But I’m really pleased with the win (against Sutton), it’s a really tough place to come. They’ve been on wonderful form, and teams that still have to come here are going to have a tough game.”