Meg-nificent return for Town star Vella?

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Meg Vella is set to make a sensational return to Swindon Town Ladies this weekend for the top-of-the-table clash against Larkhall on Sunday.

Just a few weeks ago the striker looked to have played her last game for the club due to her army commitments but now Vella could feature against Larkhall.

Although Vella is still due to be posted away from the area, she could now feature for the remainder of Swindon’s crucial South West Division One title run-in.

Robertson revealed the news to Your Sport Swindon, saying: “I think she might be back. She was due to go on a course in the army and that is why she was done and dusted with us.

“As it stands she will be in the squad on Sunday. It is a massive boost for us. From our point of view that is obviously great news but I just need to make sure she can return for the last couple of games.

“It’s a huge boost for our team, she is a big player for us. We will be chuffed to bits if she is available.”

If Vella fails to make Sunday’s crunch clash with Larkhall then Robertson has urged her teammates to step up and fill her boots.

“We planned for the game without Meg Vella anyway,” said Robertson. “We obviously have two plans but we are hoping she is available and if she is then she comes into the plans.

“I’d like to think one of the other girls would step up . Sometimes it does take that one person to be missing for someone else to step in and take the mantle.”

Town Ladies will however be without regular goalkeeper Robyn Levett, who has gone travelling and misses the remainder of the season.

Robertson has acted quickly to replace her though with Yeovil Town’s Vicky Wright coming in to fill Levett’s boots.

Wright though will be under no pressure whatsoever to perform according to Robertson although the Town Ladies boss believes she is a superb replacement for Levett.

“Robyn is gone for the whole season,” said Robertson. “Robyn has been my goalkeeper since my reign in charge at Swindon.

“She has always been reliable and there for us but as is life she has gone on holiday which I’m sure she is enjoying at the moment.

“There is no pressure for Vicky to go in there and try and fill the boots of Robyn. We know we have signed a good goalkeeper.

“From my point of view we still have 10 players in front of the goalkeeper to stop the ball even getting there.

“She has trained with us and she doesn’t look out of place, in my opinion she is going to be absolutely fine.”

Town go into Sunday’s clash tied at the top of the table with Chichester and Larkhall on 35 points although Robertson’s side do have a game in hand.