THE goalposts have not moved for Swindon Town as far as midfielder Conor Thomas is concerned as they prepare for a trip to Walsall this afternoon.
Town were held to a 0-0 draw at home to AFC Wimbledon on Good Friday, a result that extended their unbeaten run to four games and put them just two points off of League One safety.
With Thomas believing before the weekend that seven points would be enough to secure their place in English football’s third tier, he says that target remains the same heading to the Bescot.
“I think we needed two wins and a draw (heading into Friday’s game),” said Thomas.
“We’ve managed to get the draw first so it is as simple as, we need two wins now.
“We know the situation we are in and we’ve got to handle it and everyone is.
“We know, if we do get the wins where we need, we’ll be fine.
“No one is shying away from it. Everyone needs to stand up and be counted, ready for the last three games now.
“It’s so tight at the bottom and we need to concentrate on ourselves.”
Town head to Walsall, another side in their recent run of games who have little more than pride to play for in their remaining three fixtures.
However, Thomas has no doubts that their opposition will be up for the battle and remembers how devastating Erhun Oztumer was in the reverse fixture at the County Ground when his two wonder goals condemned Luke Williams’ side to a 2-0 defeat.
“I’ve been hearing a lot of people say stuff about people being on holiday but teams aren’t going to roll over,”
“It’s going to be a tough game so we are under no illusions.
“(Erhun Oztumer) was fantastic on the day, scored two very good goals, so we’ll have to make sure we keep him quiet and get the win.”