SWINDON Town under 18s manager David Farrell is looking forward to seeing how his team cope with a different kind of approach when the County Ground academy host Yeovil Town on Saturday.

Unlike the majority of teams in the league, Farrell believes the Glovers to be a slightly more direct side who play football in a more old-fashioned kind of way, as opposed to the modern style of playing out from the back.

But rather than seeing Yeovil’s preferred method of playing as a hinderance, Farrell is keen to see how his crop of talented youngsters cope with a potential aerial bombardment and a more physical game.

Asked what kind of threat the team directly below them in the table would pose, Farrell said: “Yeovil will present us with different obstacles to what we’re used to because of the way they play.

“But it’s great to give the boys a different challenge, rather than constantly playing against teams that pop the ball around and play it out from the back every time.

“It’s a challenge that I’m looking forward to seeing how the boys get on adapting to it. This is what Merit League football or academy football is all about.

“The result isn’t the most important thing, the performance is and how the players adapt to the changes that are thrown at them by us and the opposition.”

After three games in the second half of the season, Swindon sit in mid-table on four points following a thrilling 3-3 draw away at Cambridge United last week.

Before their two most recent fixtures, Town were on an eight-game unbeaten run and heading into the Merit League full of confidence.

Farrell still believes that confidence is there, and his players are all contributing well in order to maintain their place in the team.

He said: “We’re still on a good run at the minute and we want to keep that going. The games are coming thick fast, which is great, and they’re all tough games now too.

“The players are playing well, and it’s tough for others to get in the team, but that’s what you want.”