Can Swindon Town win promotion to League One?

By Staff Reporter - 5 September 2019

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The League Two season is well underway. The Robins have made a positive start to the campaign and have picked up wins against Scunthorpe, Carlisle, and Morecambe so far. Naturally, Swindon fans are extremely excited about the prospect of gaining promotion to League One at the end of the season.

Today, we’ll find out why and evaluate the Robin’s chances of success. Additionally, we’ll provide some Swindon Town football tips. We have plenty of ground to cover so let’s get started.

Bridging the Gap

Automatic promotion is the ultimate goal for any League Two team. While many fans argue that the play-offs are the best way to go up, we disagree. We’ll take the security of automatic promotion over a trip to Wembley every day of the week.

Swindon Town’s biggest task this season is bridging the gap. The Robins finished 13th last time out. If they want to be involved at the business end of the season, they’ll need to improve their league position by at least six places.

It won’t be easy, that’s for sure. League Two is highly competitive and several teams have the same objective. Richie Wellens men will need to be at their very best, but they’ll be quietly confident that they can get the job done.

Consistency is the Key

One of Swindon’s biggest issues last year was their consistency. They’d pick up two wins, followed by a draw, and a loss. If they want to compete with the best teams in the division, they’ll need to perform more consistently. The Robins will fancy their chances against most teams at the County Ground, but it’s also important to pick up points away from home.

What’s more, Richie Wellens needs to keep his top players firing on all cylinders. Irish striker Eoin Doyle has picked up a couple of braces already. If he can maintain that form for the duration of the season, Swindon will have a great chance of finishing in the top seven.

Squad Rotation

Naturally, the Robins will also need a little bit of luck. If a key player gets injured or suspended for several games, this could be extremely damaging to the promotion charge. For instance, if Eoin Doyle gets sidelined for three months, does the manager have enough attacking options to cope with his absence?

Furthermore, squad rotation will play a vital role. As we all know, most English teams have a hectic schedule around Christmas. Players can pick up knocks because they’re playing three times a week. If Wellens rests his best players when he can, Swindon should avoid this problem.

Final Verdict

The Swindon faithful are desperate to see their team gain promotion. The club has so much history and plenty to offer. They’ve been punching above their weight in the cup competitions for several seasons. If they play consistently at home and pick up a few wins on the road, the Robins will fancy their chances of going up automatically this season.

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