RICHIE Wellens hopes Theo Robinson can be the man to fire Swindon Town back on the play-off trail in League Two.

Town return to action for the first time in a fortnight this afternoon when they travel to Milton Keynes Dons, following the postponement of last weekend’s scheduled home game against Forest Green Rovers.

Wellens’ side are looking for a first win since January 19, having been beaten at home by Crawley Town in their last match two weeks ago.

Town travel to the promotion-chasing Dons sitting 13th in the table, 10 points off the play-off places at present.

Swindon have lacked a reliable source of goals up front this season, with midfielder Michael Doughty currently top of the club’s scoring charts on 10 for the campaign.

However, Wellens hopes the arrival of striker Robinson on loan from Southend United until the end of the season on deadline day on January 31 can change that ahead of a potential debut at Stadium MK.

“We are two points behind Tranmere (in 10th), and their top scorer (James Norwood) is on 21 goals,” said Wellens.

“If you’ve got a goalscorer, those 0-0 and 1-1 games turn into wins. It makes a massive difference.

“We’ve got someone in Theo who has walked through the door and been a breath of fresh air this week.

“He scored on Tuesday in a practice match (against Bristol City). He plays very aggressively – he’ll chase lost causes and run channels.

“We’re happy with him.”

Town travel to the biggest ground in League Two this afternoon, with Stadium MK boasting a capacity of 30,500.

That is more than 10,000 more than the next largest – Notts County’s Meadow Lane.

Wellens admits the size of the pitch and the venue does have a factor on the game, and hopes his side can capitalise on the stuttering form of Paul Tisdale’s Dons, who have lost four of their last five fixtures.

“It’s a very strange place to play. It’s in a massive stadium and it feels a bit empty at times,” said Wellens.

“It’s a big pitch, a really nice pitch. I think everyone that goes to play there looks forward to it.

“I think it’s fair to say they’re stuttering a bit. I think if you ask Paul Tisdale that, he would agree.

“They’ve got a very good budget and have been in the Championship in recent years. They have got a lot of good players.

“It will be a tough game, but we’ve been playing a lot recently in conditions that haven’t been great.

“That’s not an excuse, but the conditions haven’t been great.

“It’s a big stadium and a nice pitch, there really is no way the players can complain. They can enjoy their football and get the ball down and pass it.

“I want them to retain possession better than they have done, especially against Crawley.”