No targets for Swindon coach Lynn
NEW Swindon head coach Sean Lynn will not be setting his team any targets as they prepare to begin their South West 1 East season at Grove tomorrow.
The Welshman was brought in by the Greenbridge Road club in the summer to replace former head coach Neil Loader, who had previously led Swindon to two successive fourth place finishes.
Lynn will lead his side into action for the first time in Oxfordshire tomorrow, but despite Swindon’s impressive recent record the former Lydney and Cinderford scrum-half is determined to take things one game at a time.
“It’s good to finally get going but the real stuff does start in pre-season because you’re beginning to build and you work on things, and we got a lot out of our games and built on things going forward,” he said.
“We are still looking at being an attacking team and playing some rugby but have looked to tighten up our set piece as well.
“We’re looking forward to it as a club and there are a few new teams in there so who knows and with Grove being new to the league we know anything can happen.
“It’s not really about targets and it’s all one game at a time and about building momentum and seeing where we can go.”
Lynn has been pleased with the way his players have responded to him during pre-season and has also been impressed with a number of the club’s younger players who have pushed themselves up the pecking order.
“Preparation has gone really well and it’s nice to see some players coming through, and we took some young players to Stourbridge and they did really well,” he said.
“George Lee in the back row is one who comes to mind and we looked at him and he’s had three starts now and I don’t think he played which is nice.
“There are opportunities here and that’s what we are all about, giving boys a chance with a clean slate.”
The head coach has also played in a number of pre-season games with regular scrum-half Connal Knott moving to outside centre, but Lynn is unsure how much playing time he will see now the competitive rugby is getting underway.
“I didn’t expect to play as much as I have but I’ve been working with Connal and hopefully we have made some progress there and I’ve been talking to him,” he said.
“During pre-season I’ve been playing for 40 minutes and then Connal has been picking up a few things.
“Connal’s gone to 13 and has been learning that role which is a very important one in the defence, and he’s adapting very well to that because he’s got the pace and he’s an intelligent player.
“Whether I play on Saturday or not will depend on a few players but I would like to just be on the touchline really and do the coaching, but if I’m needed I will play.”
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