VICTORY over Grimsby Town at Blundell Park this afternoon will line Swindon Town’s stars up for promotion from League Two this season, if records since the turn of the millennium are anything to go by.

Since 2000, Town have only twice managed to win six Football League games on the spin.

In August and September 2006, Dennis Wise guided the club to wins over Hartlepool, Barnet, Rochdale, Darlington, Stockport and Chester.

Little under six years later, Paolo Di Canio equalled his predecessor’s record when Southend, Crawley, Hereford, Shrewsbury, Accrington and Burton were beaten in January and February 2012.

It’s no coincidence that both of those seasons ended in promotion joy for the County Ground outfit.

During Wednesday’s pre-match press conference, Wellens talked down emulating Wise and Di Canio’s achievements.

He instead insisted that the Mariners’ goalscoring lull – that has the club score only two goals in their last seven fixtures – is false.

“I watched Grimsby against Cheltenham, they should’ve been three goals up at half time,” said Wellens.

“The mentality of the players in this league - their confidence can change so quickly, within a game or 10-minute spell.

“If we start the game badly, and they pick up confidence, then we’ll need to change that.”

Premier League champions Manchester City’s recent defeat to topflight newcomers Norwich was used as a prime example why Swindon Town shouldn’t expect an easy ride also.

It would seem the 39-year-old manager has cracked down hard on complacency this term.

It follows his comment in April of this year that claimed the club has been riddled with a cancer of complacency and acceptance for mediocracy.

He added: “Manchester City are one of the best teams in Europe, they went away to Norwich – who are miles behind them – and got beat.

“At this level, little differences are significant – a lot of teams are finely balanced.

“We played Stevenage who were bottom of the league at the time and had to wait until the 90th minute then.

“We need to make sure we continue doing what we have been doing. At the moment, pretty much every player is making good decisions.

“If they make one bad call, their team mate will dig them out of it. At the moment, everyone is pulling in the right direction.”