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HK: Players will enjoy performing in front of big home crowd

1 April 2018

Head Coach Harry Kewell believes his players will relish the opportunity of playing in front of a big home crowd when we take on Swindon Town at the Checkatrade Stadium on Easter Monday (3pm). 

More than 4,200 tickets have been sold for our Pay What You Can fixture and the Checkatrade will host our biggest crowd for nearly three years against the Robins.
On paper Swindon, who are three points off the play-offs, have more to play for than mid-table Reds but HK is keen for his team to get back to winning ways after three successive defeats ended our own play-off challenge.
And he says there is no better way to do it than in front of a big crowd.
"The players have talked about it. They know the atmosphere on Monday should be pretty good. Swindon will be well supported but so shall we and it's a great chance for them to show what they are capable of," said Harry.
"But there will be pressure on them. We need to get back to how we were a few weeks ago and I know my players are 100% capable of doing that. In every game recently there have been spells when we have been on top of the opposition and played well. We just need to find that consistency.
"We're playing the right way and will continue to do so and hopefully the people who haven't been for a while will see that on Monday. But we know we need to produce results. We don't want the season to fizzle out - there are still 18 points to play for and Monday is a big game for us, absolutely."
Swindon have won 11 games on the road - more than any side in the division - and have the hugely experienced Phil Brown in charge.
"They will be coming here to win - no doubt about that," added Harry. "That's why I'm anticipating a good, attacking game. We won there in August and it would be great to do the double over them."
Thomas Verheydt, Josh Doherty and Billy Clifford are still sidelined through injury for Reds.


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