Swindon ready to take on 'the best'

Swindon boss Danny Wilson believes his team can "deal with the best" after victory at Southampton pushed them into fourth place in League One ahead of Saturday's visit of Norwich City.

Swindon boss Danny Wilson believes his team can "deal with the best" after victory at Southampton pushed them into fourth place in League One ahead of Saturday's visit of Norwich City.

Charlie Austin's 15th goal of the season, 10 minutes into the second half, decided last night's match at St Mary's Stadium.

The 1-0 win moved Swindon level on points with third-placed Charlton, just five points behind second-placed Leeds with 10 matches to go, and made them genuine contenders for automatic promotion.

Said Wilson: "That was immense. To come here at this time of the season against a team in the form that they are in is an incredible achievement.


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"We knew anything we'd get out of this game we'd have to work hard for, and we definitely did that tonight. To a man, they've all put in a shift, and it was a monster, monster result for us."

It was Swindon's second away win in four days after a 1-0 success at Brighton on Saturday - the perfect tonic after a shock 4-0 home defeat by Bristol Rovers and a 2-1 reverse at MK Dons had dented their promotion hopes.

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"Everybody doubted us after the two defeats, but I've told everybody before to just keep believing because we've got a great squad of players here," said Wilson.

"All we can do is keep ticking along. We're not getting carried away because we've got a lot of hard games.

"If we take our foot off the gas at any stage then we've got a problem, but we've proved we can deal with the best and we're now looking forward to Norwich on Saturday."

There was a double setback, however, with defender Scott Cuthbert suffering a knee ligament injury and Simon Ferry sent off after being shown a second yellow card for a late challenge on Adam Lallana.

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