Swindon boss Alun Rossiter knows anything can happen as they prepare to get their SGB Premiership play-off campaign underway at Poole tonight.
The Carpets4Less Robins topped the table at the end of the regular season and will now face a Pirates side who found form at the right time to sneak into the top four.
Rossiter’s side are sure to be classed as favourites as they head to Wimborne Road for the first leg having won twice in Dorset this year, however, he knows from experience that they can’t rest on their laurels and must be at their best as they aim to move one step closer to the Grand Final.
Rossiter said: “I’m sure everyone else will see it as us thinking Poole are the weakest team, but we don’t feel like that at all.
“We respect any of our opponents, and I proved it in 2010 when we were 26 points behind everybody at Coventry and won the league.
“We know anything can happen in the play-offs, but we spoke to the boys and felt we’d be a little bit more comfortable at Poole.
“We’re going to have to be confident and go there with a positive mindset, so we’ll make sure we’re ready to do the job.”
The Robins will welcome Bradley Wilson-Dean back into the side at reserve after his spell on the sidelines, whilst Mitchell Davey again steps in for the injured Zach Wajtknecht.
POOLE: Brady Kurtz, Jack Holder, Timo Lahti, Edward Kennett, Hans Andersen, Paul Starke, James Shanes.
SWINDON: Jason Doyle, Adam Ellis, Tobiasz Musielak, David Bellego, Nick Morris, Bradley Wilson-Dean, Mitchell Davey.