SWINDON skipper Mike Thompson says the club must target results in their home games if they are to retain their current league status.

This week, Swindon welcome Wimborne who sit one place and two points above them in the South West One East table.

With the snow calling off their game last weekend, Thompson says many of the players took it upon themselves to stay active.

The Swindon captain added that it was crucial the club make the most of home advantage over the coming months.

“We didn’t play at the weekend, that game got called off really early and we had a relax this weekend,” he said.

“The weather was too bad to train in last Thursday, so a lot of the lads have done stuff during the week on their own.

“I think we all did that, then we trained on Tuesday and Thursday as normal, so I don’t think it has been too bad.

“I don’t think we needed a whole week off but it did give us a bit of time for the little niggles, so it could be a little bit of help for us.

“Wimborne will be a tough game but we know what to expect from them.

“They have just come up to our league and when we played them it was a very tight game.

“It is a long way to come and I’m expecting a physical match-up. I think we can come away with something for sure.

“All the lads are keen to get back out there and it feels like its been longer than it actually has, because of training being cancelled and things like that,”

“We know how big the game is too. They are one place above us in the league and if we can get another win, that’ll make our push to stay up easier.

“We’ve got three home games now, so we need to target them at the very minimum.”

Elsewhere in South West One East, Royal Wootton Bassett return to action with a visit from bottom-of-the-league Bicester.

In Southern Counties South, Martin Lloyd’s Swindon College Old Boys will be looking to bounce back from defeat with a victory away to Corsham.

Supermarine also return on Saturday, they play host to Bradford-on-Avon in Dorset & Wilts One North.