SWINDON Town manager Phil Brown hopes to use space and pace to his side’s advantage when they host Carlisle United this afternoon.

Town are looking to galvanise their League Two play-off push at the Energy Check County Ground, having picked up just two points from their last three matches.

Despite that disappointing return, they remain only three points below the play-off spots down in ninth in the table, although there are now just six games remaining.

Town’s patchy form has allowed others into the race as well, and Carlisle arrive in Wiltshire just two points behind their hosts.

With top scorer Luke Norris out injured, Kaiyne Woolery is expected to start up front for Town today and Brown believes he is one of a number of players who have the ability to create plenty of problems for United.

“Carlisle will present a challenge, for sure,” said Brown.

“The thing I look at is the vast, open and expansive space at the County Ground. Whether you’re aged or young, we have to utilise the space out there.

“Obviously pace in a team is an added bonus and a key factor.

“I’ve been working with Kaiyne Woolery this week in terms of his movements, making people’s minds up with runs as oppose to passing the ball and then him running after it.

“There’s a sequence of events that young players have to understand that they’re responsible for their runs and their game. All of that has been addressed this week.

“But as I’ve said, there’s lots to like about this team in terms of the way we play. Now it’s the clean sheets I’m after.”

Today’s game is the first of two at the County Ground in quick succession, with Swindon also due to host Yeovil Town on Tuesday night.