SWINDON Town manager David Flitcroft cannot wait to take his side to Norfolk to tackle Norwich City in the Carabao Cup.

Town were drawn against the Championship side in Friday’s draw and the new boss thinks it is a great opportunity for his team to test themselves against strong opposition.

“You always look out for that first cup game and where you are going to be playing from a logistics point of view, in terms of your travel arrangements and fitting that into the schedule,” he said.

“They come early but it is a great game for the football club, for the players and for me as a manager to pit our wits against a fantastic and established Championship club.

“It is fantastic for us to go there and represent Swindon Town.”

Over recent years, the County Ground outfit have struggled in cup competitions, in the same tournament last year they were knocked out by Queens Park Rangers on in the opening round.

The FA Cup has also proved to be a particularly sticky completion for them, as they lost to National League side Eastleigh last term, who became fourth team to knock the Wiltshire side out of the competition in the First Round in as many years.

Flitcroft is more than aware the club need to improve in cup contests, and he sees no reason why they can’t take them all seriously.

“We’ll look forward to every game that we play and I’ll be expressing to these players how lucky they are to be playing for Swindon Town and going to represent the club at such a fantastic stadium,” he added.

“Any game is important and every game that we will play will have a significance on it.

“You look at the bigger teams in the world now and they can rotate, they can change the team and the squad and you’ve just got to look at Manchester United winning the Europa League and the importance they put on that.

“We’re not in that fortunate position so we’ll be going there with all the good players in the squad and representing Swindon Town.

“That’s what we’ll be trying to achieve on the night.”