MATT Taylor says the Swindon Town squad have no problem going through the pain barrier in order to achieve success.

Town face a sixth game in the space of 18 days this evening when they travel to a Wycombe Wanderers side sitting third in the League Two table.

Taylor was a second-half substitute in the first of those matches – a 4-3 win at home to Crewe Alexandra on January 27 – but has played the full 90 minutes in subsequent fixtures against Stevenage, Lincoln City, Accrington Stanley and Mansfield Town.

At the age of 36 and with close to 700 appearances to his name since his professional debut in 1999, Taylor would be forgiven for starting to feel recent exertions more than most.

However, the former Portsmouth and West Ham United player says he nor any one of his Town team-mates will be caught complaining about the current heavy workload.

“It has been four games in about 10 or 11 days for me but I feel alright. It is part and parcel of being a footballer,” said Taylor.

“We get plenty of time in the summer to relax. It is business time now and it is about making sacrifices and making sure we are ready to go again on Tuesday.

“It is what it is and I can’t say the amount of times I have gone into a game without feeling something. That is being brutally honest.

“There is always something that hurts but you just get through it. You get through it for your team-mates and your team-mates do the same.

“If I felt perfect going into a game I think there would be something wrong.”

Town climbed up to fifth in the table with victory over Mansfield at the weekend and could leapfrog Wycombe into third with three more points tonight.

Taylor, however, says it is senseless to put too much emphasis on one game.

“It was a big result on Saturday and that is what we have got to do from now until the end of the season if we want to be successful,” said Taylor.

“We know there is another difficult game against a direct rival coming up on Tuesday against Wycombe.

“It is another big game but it is only three points to play for, that’s it. You can’t win anything more on Tuesday and we couldn’t win any more on Saturday.”

Tonight’s contest against Wanderers is the third meeting between the two teams this season.

Town triumphed 1-0 at the Energy Check County Ground on both occasions previously, with the pair going head-to-head twice in 11 days back in October in the league and then Checkatrade Trophy.

Although Gareth Ainsworth’s side have picked up 16 of the last 18 points available in League Two, Taylor says the Town players’ only focus is on their own performance.

“They are a physical team. We know what we are coming up against, it will be direct but we have dealt well with that this season,” said Taylor.

“Probably their manager would say they are exceeding expectations externally, but I would suggest that internally, they are pretty much where they would want to be.

“We are in a good run of form. In the last nine games we have won six of them, lost a couple and drawn one. We can’t worry about them, it’s about what we do and how we prepare for the game.

“It is about replicating performance and replicating what we did against Mansfield on Saturday and trying to take all three points. If we can, we come away unbeaten, it’s as simple as that.”