Swindon will look to complete the job when they visit Rye House in the second leg of their KO Cup quarter-final on Wednesday.

The CFS Filtration Robins expect a tougher test at Hoddesdon but are overwhelming favourites to progress as they hold a 59-31 advantage from Monday’s match at the Abbey.

Not only is a place in the last four up for grabs, the meeting will also give useful track time for Alun Rossiter’s side, as they face two further trips to the Hertfordshire venue in the Premiership this season.

The Rockets have won all three of their home matches so far – uniquely, all by the same 48-42 scoreline.

But they would clearly need a far more dominant display to hit the 60-point mark and create one of the all-time Cup upsets to go through.

Robins are unchanged from Monday’s first leg, whilst the Rockets are yet to confirm their guest for Nikolaj Busk Jakobsen at reserve.

The Dane remains sidelined on a mandatory concussion absence having crashed in their home match against Poole last week.

Swindon star Troy Batchelor said: “If we throw a 28-point lead away then we won’t deserve to be in the next round, that’s for sure.

“Rye House will be better at home than they were at our place, but we’ll turn up on the day and do what we do, and let Rosco show us the way!

“Our team is really good at the moment, and it’s going to be really good all year.”

RYE HOUSE: Chris Harris, Aaron Summers, Krzysztof Kasprzak, Edward Kennett, Scott Nicholls, Guest TBC, Max Clegg.

SWINDON: Nick Morris, Adam Ellis, Troy Batchelor, David Bellego, Tobiasz Musielak, Zach Wajtknecht, Jack Smith.


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