ASSISTANT coach Scott Lindsey wants to see Swindon Town’s DNA shine through on the pitch when his side takes on Colchester United in the EFL Trophy first knockout round on Tuesday night.

Town secured their passage through to the knockout stage courtesy of three excellent group-stage wins, often produced by a much-changed line-up that featured youngsters and players with very little first-team experience.

With Swindon likely to make changes ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup second round tie away at Walsall, the Town assistant believes whoever lines up on Tuesday will be well-versed in Ben Garner’s style of play and capable of implanting a plan that has regularly produced wins this term.

Lindsey said: “We want to go out there and play our way, our style, our DNA.

“The way we play, we want to try and put in a good performance first and foremost, and we want to win the game.

“It’s the knockout stage, yes, but there’s no pressure on the players. There’s been no difference in our preparation, no difference in how we start the game or anything else we do.

“We’ll be looking forward to it, it’s a game where some of our players are itching to get out there and play. As a staff, we’re looking forward to watching it as well.”

One player who is likely to feature in midfield is Jordan Lyden. Although he has been seen as a deep-lying or regular centre midfielder in the past, Lindsey believes Lyden has several qualities which suit a role further forward.

A late run into the box to score a vital goal has been a knack of Lyden’s over the course of his time at Swindon, and Lindsey believes it’s just one of the many reasons why the Australian should be prepared to battle for a starting shirt with the likes of Jonny Williams and not Louis Reed.

Lindsey said: “He’s had a slow start to the season after the injury he picked up at Weymouth, but since he’s come back he’s trained really, really well and looked a real good player.

“I see him as a player like a Ben Gladwin or a Jonny Williams more so than a Louis Reed. We look at Ryan East as the Louis Reed, and Jordan is a little bit higher up the pitch for us.

“He makes things happen, he can pass the ball, he can interrupt things, and he can make tackles. His numbers are always high in terms of his distance run, so we value Jordan really highly.”