SWINDON captain Mike Thompson says that there is more than just local bragging rights on the line tomorrow when his side collide with Royal Wootton Bassett at Greenbridge Road.

Bassett and Swindon currently sit bottom and second-from-bottom respectively in South West One East.

Alan Low’s men will arrive at Greenbridge Road looking for their first win of the season, while Thompson and his troops will be gunning to put a run of three successive defeats behind them.

Last weekend, Swindon suffered a 35-3 loss at Oxford Harlequins despite the two teams being locked at 0-0 when the half-time whistle went.

Yet, despite it still only being early October and there being plenty of rugby still to be played, Thompson has placed a high value on a win tomorrow.

“This is a massive game,” he said. “It is more than a local derby to us.

“It is great that it is at home, but this should be the turning point in our season.

“The result means everything, it will define our season because if we don’t win, we will have to re-evaluate what we are doing.”

Having had a torrid start to the campaign, Swindon’s only success this season was a 15-9 win over Marlow on September 9, Thompson is hopeful that the Greenbridge Road men will start to see some consistency soon.

“We’ve had a tough start with a lot of unavailability and injuries – we knew that September was going to be a nightmare,” the skipper said.

“But we have got a lot of players coming back now and hopefully that will start showing in our results.”

Bassett have picked up three losing bonus points in their last three matches and pushed Salisbury all the way last weekend before a late converted try from the former National League outfit condemned them to a 17-14 defeat.

Swindon College Old Boys will be looking to make it three wins in a row in Southern Counties South tomorrow when they host Trowbridge at Pipers Way.

Supermarine host Minety in Dorset and Wilts One North looking to make it four wins from four.