MATT Taylor will place his faith in the resources available to him at the Energy Check County Ground as he juggles keeping Swindon Town’s promotion challenge on track with his duties as a senior player.

Having been asked to take interim charge following the departure of David Flitcroft and Ben Futcher to Mansfield last week, Taylor was afforded a few days’ grace by the postponement of Saturday’s League Two clash with Yeovil Town in which to imprint his ideas upon the squad.

Taylor has goalkeeping coach Dean Thornton working with him as he prepares the players for the visit of Cheltenham Town to Wiltshire on Saturday and Town are also not short of further experience inside the club if required, with the likes of Alan McLoughlin and Lee Peacock heavily involved in the Academy set-up.

The 36-year-old has played for the likes of Harry Redknapp, Sam Allarydyce and Sean Dyche throughout a distinguished on-field career and will draw experience from those stellar names when it comes to coping with the demands that management - however temporary or otherwise - will bring.

“We are very lucky at this football club, we have got very good, hard-working people, who are extremely well-qualified and therefore need to be utilised, so that is what we are going to do,,’’ he said.

“I have been told by many people that I can’t do everything.

“The best managers I have played for are quite good at delegating and trusting. If you have got trust within a dressing room, first and foremost with the players, and if that can add on to the staff, then we should be okay.’’ Taylor recalled young striker Scott Twine from a loan spell at Chippenham Town yesterday and will tap into the thoughts of Town’s players as he settles in to his new role.

“What is important for me now and for Dean (Thornton), who is helping out, is that what we do is prepare the team correctly and in the best way that we can,’’ he added.

“It is about giving the team as much information as they can hold, but not too much, because at times you can overbear them with information that goes in one ear and out the other. I am still sat on that player side so I am aware of that.

“Of course you bounce ideas off the players. It’s like I have said to the guys ‘it is not about me’ and that is the truth.

“This is about me being asked to help the football club out and it would be stupid of me not to call upon other senior players for their opinions.

“Having said that, I have lots of good conversations with the younger players in the squad because they are just as important as everybody else.

“The players are the players and I am still one of them, albeit having been asked to take charge of the team.

“They are all my mates so you do bounce ideas off them but ultimately the decisions you make are based on facts and based on doing what’s right for the club.’’