WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: Swindon Town boss Robertson wary of lowly QPR

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Swindon Town Ladies boss Steve Robertson has admitted he and his side are ‘going into the unknown’ when they travel to bottom of the table QPR on Sunday.

Town sit just one place above QPR with one win from seven league matches and Robertson believes both teams see it as an opportunity to add to their tallies.

“It’s important that we try and get something out of the match,” he said.

“I’m fully aware that QPR are looking at us the same way we are looking at them.

“It’s probably a massive opportunity for them to get points much like it is for us.

“The downside we have got is that we haven’t played them yet and we’ve not been able to send anyone out to watch them.

“So we are going into the unknown, if we can just do our job right with the performance we got on Sunday, I’d like to think we can get something from the game.

“But we don’t really know how good QPR are, they might just be on a bad run of form for the last four or five games so you never know.”

And Robertson wants to see as much effort as he did from his players in their late 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace last Sunday.

“I don’t mind losing to teams that have that extra bit of quality,” he said.

“On reflection, Crystal Palace had a lot of chances and we rode our luck.

“But on the whole, the effort and desire was certainly there.

“As long as the effort is there and they work their socks off and stick to the game plan I can’t really moan too much at them.”

Swindon head into the match with a handful of absentees and Robertson has urged other members of the squad to step up and earn themselves starting positions.

“We are missing Michelle Rich, Sam Quinn and Abby Picton which is a bit of a pain,” Robertson said.

“But it is an opportunity for other girls to come in and if they do well enough they might shift some of those girls out of the team for a couple of weeks.

“If anything its a bit of carrot for the other girls coming in.”