BUILDING confidence is Swindon coach Adam Westall's key aim for the remainder of the season, as they prepare for life in Southern Counties South by facing Chippenham this weekend.

Swindon’s relegation from South West One (East) was confirmed after their 50-12 defeat to Beaconsfield and Witney’s bonus-point victory at home to Wimbourne last weekend, although Westall admits the club accepted their fate long before.

The club has claimed just three wins all season, and they now find themselves locked in a battle with Stratford-upon-Avon to avoid finishing bottom of the pile.

With only two games left to play this season, Westall is hoping players who conveniently found themselves unavailable in recent weeks will make a miraculous return for Saturday’s derby at home to Chippenham.

He said: “Hopefully, we’ll get some boys back as we’ve got a big game against Chippenham, who have been going really well.

“It will be interesting to see who’s about this week. Probably a few boys who have been off drinking coffee and doing a bit of shopping might be able to come back in and play a fixture for us.

“In the last few games, we’ve been saying the league is dead. We’ve made our bed and we need to lie in it, in terms of what happens next season.

“We want to build confidence going into the summer with a group of guys that actually want to be there and play.

“We’ve done some good stuff and we know exactly what we’ve got to do in pre-season to turn it around. For now, it’s about building a bit of confidence.”

Elsewhere in South West One (East), Royal Wootton Bassett host Old Centralians, Swindon College Old Boys are at home to Devizes in Southern Counties South, and Supermarine host Chippenham II in Dorset & Wilts One North.