SWINDON Shock player-coach David Colclough says his side are up against an unknown quantity when they tackle East London All Stars this weekend.

The London side are the only team Colclough’s troops are yet to face as they look to make it back-to-back victories for the first time since being promoted to the National League Division Three South.

The two teams were due to meet before Christmas but had the game postponed and rearranged for this weekend.

As they are the only side Colclough’s outfit are yet to play this season, the Shock chief is unsure what to expect when he takes his side to the capital on Saturday afternoon.

“We are good friends with the Cardiff teams, we have a few players who have played for them and Cardiff have a few of our players,” he said.

“We are waiting for a bit of a report on them, we share information with the other clubs so we could have a rough idea.

“In our last game against Essex, they had film studies on us because they are able to send people along to film games.

“We record our own games, but we wouldn’t be able to afford to send someone over to record our opposition games.

“The game will be a challenge, but I think the players are aware you could win a few games and end up in the play-offs at the end of the season.”

Colclough is also being forced into lacing up for the clash, as the club’s only other point guard, Antonio Wilburn, is unavailable.

Wilburn chalked a monster tally of 39 points in the club’s last outing and Colclough believes his fellow American will be a big loss.

“Antonio is off to Italy with his girlfriend,” said Colclough.

“I’m going to have to play. I have been training with the team and working out so hopefully it will be OK. It’s been a while, because I have been concentrating on coaching, but I’ll play this one.

“Chris Cole is still out, and we don’t know what is going on with Spencer Wells, so I’ll give him a shout to see if he can play.

“We are still away from the relegation zone but its only one game ahead of it. You want to be three or four games ahead of that.

“Antonio was on fire in his last game and it was unreal some of the things he was doing, so we need to make sure he gets a rest.”