TOM Broadbent does not think Swindon Town are yet in a win-or-bust situation as they look to reignite their League Two play-off push away at Stevenage this evening.

Town headed to Carlisle United on Saturday having picked up 10 of the previous 12 available league points, but saw their four-match unbeaten run ended in a 2-1 defeat.

That leaves Richie Wellens’ side six points adrift of the top seven, but with 11 matches still to play this season – and a game in hand on all of the teams above them – defender Broadbent says their aspirations will not be determined on the outcome at Broadhall Way.

When asked if tonight’s match at Stevenage was win or bust for Town’s play-off hopes, Broadbent said: “You could say that but I don’t think so. There are plenty of games left and we are six points off.

“No one really expects us to get into the play-offs anyway but we are there or thereabouts. We will give it a good go.

“We are not stupid, we can see the league table and we know we are not far off it.

“What we don’t want to happen is to get to the last five or six games of the season and have nothing to play for. We have to keep ourselves in amongst it.”

Broadbent was disappointed to see Town surrender their recent unbeaten run at the weekend, believing they deserved to travel home from Brunton Park with something to show for their efforts.

The 27-year-old is therefore keen to see a response to that defeat when Swindon go back on the road this evening.

“It was really frustrating on Saturday but we will just have to go again on Tuesday,” said Broadbent.

“We are still not far off the play-offs and we have got a game in hand too, so we have got to put that behind us.

“We have just got to get over it as quickly as possible. There is nothing we can do about it now and the focus is on Tuesday night.”

Should he retain his place in the Town side against Stevenage, Broadbent could well captain Swindon for a fourth game in succession.

The defender only joined the club during the January transfer window from West County rivals Bristol Rovers but has already been entrusted with the armband by Wellens in the absence of club captain Olly Lancashire.

Although surprised at the honour, it is a role Broadbent has taken on with pride.

He said: “I didn’t expect it but I am lucky enough to wear the armband and I am enjoying wearing it.”