DAVE Webb is hoping new recruits Matt Coupe and Harrison Bennett will have an instant impact for Swindon Supermarine ahead of potential debuts this weekend.

Coupe, 39, brings a wealth of experience with him to the Webbswood Stadium, having begun his career at Swindon Town in the late 1990s, and was most recently at Marine’s Southern League West rivals Cirencester Town.

Bennett has much more recent knowledge of the professional game, with the 20-year-old having been released by Reading over the summer.

Marine welcome second-placed Bristol Manor Farm to South Marston tomorrow and Webb believes the additions of Coupe and Bennett will help his side’s quest for victory.

“I’m sure they will really improve the group and hopefully we can have them involved at the weekend,” said Webb.

“Matt needs no introduction. He is vastly experienced so just having that in the squad will be great because we are quite a young group.

“Technically he is very, very good, he is looking fit and hungry to play and what I like most of all about him is that he is a winner.

“Harrison is someone we had a look at in pre-season but he wanted to have a bit of time away during the summer.

“He has been at Reading and had a year as a pro so he is a good player. I’m sure that once he is up to full fitness, he will be a great addition for us.”

Manor Farm have made a flying start to life as a Southern League club after winning promotion as Western League Premier Division champions last term and Webb is not surprised to see them doing so well.

“I don’t think we have played them during my time here but they will be a good side. They have got some good, experienced players,” said Webb.

“They are new to the league but I expected them to adapt well. I always think any team that comes into a new league as champions will do well because they are used to winning football matches.

“It is a massive game, we are fourth and they are second. It will be good to test ourselves against a team that has been in those top two or three positions all season.”

Marine head into the match hoping to make it back-to-back wins after a 4-2 success at home to Larkhall Athletic on Tuesday night, having lost five of the previous seven matches before that.

“I thought we were excellent on Tuesday and we needed that result,” said Webb.

“Hopefully we have got that bad run out of the way now.

“It’s no point having good days and then bad days, what we need is consistency. We have shown we are capable of that by the fact we stayed unbeaten throughout August and then most of September.

“We’d like this to be the start of another good run.”