Williamson targets Swindon response
SWINDON must not allow themselves to get caught in a rut after their mauling at Oxford Harlequins if they have any real ambitions to win promotion out of South West 1 East.
That is the opinion of prop Gary Williamson, who like the rest of his teammates is still hurting from their 79-7 demolition at the league leaders last weekend.
Swindon were suffering from a bout of mass absenteeism on that occasion, but Williamson stressed that those who did feature did not reach the required levels of performance - and he said the Greenbridge Road outfit intend to put that right when Reading come calling tomorrow.
“If we have aspirations to finish high up in this league and higher up than we have before then we need to be competing right up there for the whole season,” he said.
“We can’t afford to drop off on occasions or have a couple of weekends where we don’t perform.
“There’s a lot of motivation this weekend. We need to come back from what happened last weekend, which wasn’t good enough.
“We all know we didn’t put in a performance and we’ve got to be doing better against these teams. We just didn’t show up.
“There wasn’t a lot to say after the game. There was no reason for it and we’re not looking for an excuse to lose.”
Williamson has not been involved as much as he might have liked this season. He said: “I’m not 100 per cent sure where I stand at the minute but I’m enjoying my rugby and I’m still enjoying being part of the team.”
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