SWINDON Town Ladies boss Dan Jones believes his side has unfinished business to complete against Southampton on Sunday when travelling south for their first FA Women’s National League Division One South West tie since the turn of the year.

Jones’ side lost narrowly on the opening day of the season when two early goals from Catherine Browning fired Saints to a 2-1 win at Fairford Town’s Cinder Lane ground back in August.

But Southampton have won just one game since that triumph, and sit just a point ahead of Town’s in eighth in the table, with six points from nine fixtures.

A win for Town could see them leapfrog not only Southampton, but also Poole Town in the league table – and Jones has backed his troops to start the year with a bang.

He said: “We felt unlucky when we played Southampton at our place. It was a narrow defeat.

“They had two shots on goal and scored twice, for the rest of the game we battered them.

“If they were being honest, they would say the same. We camped in their half for 45 minutes.

“We just didn’t find the breakthrough in that game, so again it falls down to that being clinical in front of goal element.”

Town Ladies have been on the wrong end of 6-1 and 5-0 results against Buckland Athletic and Chesham United respectively in their last two fixtures of 2018.

Despite this, both defeats have failed to dampen the side’s spirits – with Jones revealing that a positive energy in the camp can inspire good results in the second part of the season.

He added: “We’ve positive we can get a result. We’re not going into any game at the moment thinking: ‘We’re going to be on the end of a hiding today’.

“We’re going into every game full of positivity and we are confident that we can play against any of these sides in this league.

“The break and bounce of the ball are not falling for us at the moment, little things like that can make things a struggle when you are at the wrong end of the table.

“It’s a football cliché, but you make your own luck – and at the moment we are not doing that.

“Southampton have not had the best of times this season, they’ve picked up one or two results, like us.

“We’re positive going into it and confident we can get something.”