Westall happy with Swindon's progress
FLY-HALF Adam Westall believes the hard work put in at Swindon in recent years may finally be about to bear fruit.
The majority of the current crop of Greenbridge Road players have been together for the last three or four seasons and have earned two successive fourth place finishes in South West 1 East.
Following former coach Neil Loader’s departure in the summer Sean Lynn was brought in as a replacement, and Westall believes the Welshman has added something to the good work done in recent years and that success could soon be on its way.
“I think Sean’s come in and put his mark on things but really it’s all been progress over the last three or four years to be honest,” he said.
“Now things are just getting ripe, where last year there were still things we needed to work on, but we’ve had these players now for three or four years and it’s a very good group.
“We always said it was going to take that long to get to where we want to be, but it would be interesting to see if this is the year we take the final step and we have players capable.
“There’s a long way to go and there are plenty of strong teams in this league but we’re not getting carried away.
“For the last two years we’ve been top of the league at Christmas but fell away in January and February, and that is something we have to sort out.
“We pride ourselves on our home record and we would aim to go unbeaten at home all season, and if we do that and pick up a few away we will be there or there abouts.”
Next up for Swindon following two wins from their opening two games is a trip to Marlow, and Westall is expecting a thorough test.
“They are a tricky little outfit with some very good backs and some good forwards, and our problem has always been going away from home,” he said.
“We’ve got the right things in place now and we should be okay, and like Sean says it’s just a piece of grass with white lines on it and we just need to play rugby within it.
“If we can replicate some of the rugby we produced last week we should be okay because we played well and enjoyed ourselves, and that’s what it’s all about.”
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