PURTON captain Aaron Lee is fully aware of the task at hand for his side this weekend as they look to get one over on local rivals Swindon.

Four league places separate the two sides in the WEPL Wiltshire standing, with Swindon sitting comfortably in fourth place, while Lee’s troops are languishing slightly lower in eighth.

Following a run of just one win in their last four outings, the Purton skipper is desperate to turn things around sooner rather than later.

“It’s a big game, there isn’t much to say other than that. It isn’t going to be an easy game for us,” said Lee.

“We have had a poor few weeks so we have to try and change things around. We did well against Swindon last year and then they took the first game at the start of the season, so it is a chance to level the series almost.

“We know it won’t be easy, they had a good win against Marshfield last week, so we will have to wait and see.”

While the Purton man knows a win could prove to be a pivotal point in their campaign, he refuses to label the game as a ‘must-win’ fixture.

“I’d like to think it could be a catalyst for the season but nobody really knows. It would certainly be great for us,” he added.

“We don’t go in as favourites, but hopefully the guys will be able to step up because we have the talent in the side.

“Our execution and our application hasn’t been good enough so a few of our guys need to put their hands up and lead the way.

“We aren’t where we want to be in terms of league positions, but we only have ourselves to blame for that.”

With four wins out of 10 so far this year, not everything has gone to plan for the home side, but Lee believes his players will have no issue motivating themselves for the weekend’s clash.

“We don’t want to be where we are, so we have to start trying to turn it around, starting with Saturday,” he said.

“If players can’t get motivated to play against Swindon then I am not going to be able to motivate them about anything.

“Swindon is a big game for us, it always has been and it always will be.”

Royal Wootton Bassett are also looking for a return to winning ways away to bottom-of-the-league Calne, who have won just once this season.