Lynn not taking Salisbury for granted
SWINDON head coach Sean Lynn is taking no notice of local rivals Salisbury’s disastrous start to the season as the two teams prepare to meet in tomorrow’s Wiltshire derby.
While Swindon are riding high in second in South West 1 East following their good start to the season, Salisbury are toiling at the bottom of the table having suffered defeat in all six of their games so far.
Having not seen any footage of Salisbury, Lynn is unsure of what has gone wrong at Castle Road this season but is refusing to take them lightly as he and his side look to secure local bragging rights.
“On Tuesday night we looked at them with six losses and it’s a local derby and it’s one we’re really looking forward to,” he said.
“Anything can happen in local derbies and this one is the same although we haven’t seen much of them this season.
“It’s all about mindset, and if we go down there with the wrong attitude that’s when banana skins appear and we slip up, no matter what position they are in the league.
“We want the local bragging rights and that’s what we need to go down there and get.
“We had a very good training session on Tuesday and things were cropping up and stuff was being said about playing in a local derby, so I’m sure it will be a good game.”
Number eight Tom Mannion added another hat trick to extend his lead at the top of the Swindon try-scoring chart in Saturday’s win over Reading but Lynn believes a lot of the credit should go to the club’s front five.
“He can’t stop scoring at the moment and that’s great to see but a lot of credit has to go to the front five for that,” he said.
“Yes, Tom’s grabbing the headlines by scoring the tries but that can’t be done unless the front five are producing like they have been.
“Our front row of Steve Price, Gary Williamson and Ben Saville have been outstanding and the second row of Dave Cox and Liam Popowicz provide the platform which is really vital.
“They don’t get the limelight but so much credit has to go to them and nothing comes about unless we get the set piece right.”
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