Sunday July 07, 2019
SWINDON have another opportunity to improve their away record when they visit Wolverhampton on Monday (7.30pm).

The CFS Filtration Robins have suffered several frustrating near-misses on the road in recent weeks, and their previous trip to Monmore Green was in fact the venue where they achieved their only away point in the league so far.

That was in a narrow 44-46 defeat back in mid-April whilst more memorably of course it was also the site of their dramatic Premiership title triumph in 2017, secured by Jason Doyle and Nick Morris in a last-heat decider.

Whilst Doyle leads the Robins again following his Heat 15 heroics against Ipswich on Thursday, Monday’s meeting will be the first time the Robins have come against former skipper Morris since his winter move to the Black Country club.

The Australian suffered an injury-hit start to the season and only made his first appearance for his new side in late May, and has been playing catch-up ever since.

Wolves themselves are a side under pressure and they go into the meeting bottom of the table, and having suffered defeats in their last two home matches, to Belle Vue and Poole.

Team boss Peter Adams has responded by making a change, with in-form Australian Ryan Douglas brought in at the expense of Ashley Morris, which also has the effect of pushing another ex-Robin Kyle Howarth down to reserve.

With Stefan Nielsen still on the sidelines, Swindon manager Alun Rossiter has brought in Danny Ayres to guest at reserve, with the Scunthorpe and Mildenhall man in fine form himself at present – and with extensive experience of the Monmore venue from his time racing for Cradley.

Rossiter said: “I’d like to think it’s a meeting we can get something out of. We’re certainly capable, and we know what to do on their track.

“We should have taken points from several away matches this season where we haven’t, and that would have made our position so much better.

“I’m not saying we should win every away match but we do need to be getting some points away from the Abbey, and obviously this is another chance for us.”

WOLVERHAMPTON: Rory Schlein, Ryan Douglas, Jacob Thorssell, Nick Morris, Sam Masters, Kyle Howarth, Luke Becker.
SWINDON: Jason Doyle, David Bellego, Rasmus Jensen, Adam Ellis, Troy Batchelor, Ellis Perks, Danny Ayres.

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