HEAD coach Ben Garner says Swindon Town must cope with Bradford City’s threat on the counter-attack if his side is to secure just their second home league win of the season on Saturday.

The Town boss – discussing the Bantams’ most likely threats – said he is expecting a tactical battle in which the home team will have to be disciplined positionally if they are not to be shocked when trying to stamp their authority on the game.

Meanwhile, Bradford enter Saturday’s fixture in 12th having navigated their way through an indifferent start to the League Two campaign.

Garner believes the Bantams are still a dangerous beast though and could cause his side some problems in transitional moments.

Speaking in Friday’s pre-match press conference, Garner said: “We want to do well from the first whistle.

“For me, we want to be on the front foot straight away and we want to attack the game.

“Whether we’re home or away, we want to get on top in the game and be the dominant side as best we can.

“With Bradford, they’re really, really strong on counter-attacks. They’ve got good footballers, and good mobility to get through the pitch.

“So even when we’re attacking, we’re going to have to have really good levels of concentration, and our positional play is going to have to be very, very good.

“We’ve prepared in a really good way, and I feel very confident in what we’ve been able to do ahead of the game.”

Garner revealed he will have a full-strength squad to choose from for Saturday, aside from Dion Conroy who continues to nurse a minor ankle injury.

The Town boss did not rule out making changes for Bradford’s visit, but said even if he changed all 11 players he would back that team to get the job done given the standards set in training.

Garner said: “The players are in a good place physically – those that have been playing as well as those who haven’t played as much.

“With the way we train and the way we structure things, everyone is fit and ready to come into the team at any moment.

“That’s going to be really important this season because there might be some players who play 45 league games and there will be some who only play five.

“But that five or six-game spell is just as important in terms of the contribution they make to the group – it proves how important that group ethic is all the time.”