TROY Batchelor sees no reason why Swindon cannot repeat the comprehensive victory they recorded at home to Ipswich on Easter Monday ahead of this evening’s SGB Premiership Supporters’ Cup meeting in Suffolk.

Alun Rossiter’s Robins shut the Witches down early three days ago before coasting to victory on an ever-improving Abbey Stadium track.

Batchelor was awarded man of the match as he recorded a tidy 10+1 from his four completed rides, adding to the 33 points he netted from his opening three meetings for the Robins.

Batchelor, Jason Doyle and Tobiasz Musielak have all started the British season is scintillating form and the 31-year-old Australian believes the current line-up is one of the best and fastest in the country.

He said: “As we showed against Poole, anything is possible. We drew at home and then spanked them at their place.

“You really never know with speedway; you’ve just got to turn up and give it everything.

“Every time, it’s the same goal – for us, it’s to win. If you can’t get that win, then you’ve got to get points.

“First goal down there will be to win and then we can maybe re-evaluate half way through the meeting.

“We’ve got the potential to (repeat Monday’s result) for sure.

“We’ve got some quick guys, potentially the best heat leaders in the country, so there’s no reason why we can’t win there.”

While the main body of the team has kicked off the season in encouraging form, the Robins’ reserve riders have found the early going a little tougher.

Some fans have questioned whether having a top-heavy team was such a good idea, but team boss Rossiter and heat leader Batchelor both feel James Shanes and Zach Wajtknecht have plenty still to come and the Australian, in particular, is backing the two young Brits to come good before long.

Batchelor said: “Away, we seem to be doing pretty good so far – we lost by two and then got a win – so it’s good, but it’s still the start of the season and we’ve only done one league meeting.

“There’s still a lot of racing left, but there are good signs early on and everybody is either already in the groove or getting better fast.

“It’s maybe only the reserve guys, I know they’re working hard to get better, but if they can pick it up and score five or six, they’re pretty key to be honest.

“You can’t really win with just three or four guys. It pretty much takes one to seven.”