Louis Thompson is still hurting in the wake of Swindon Town’s woeful Easter and is determined to atone for that against Fleetwood Town today.
The Robins endured a torrid and disastrous Bank Holiday weekend, succumbing to a 4-1 defeat at home to a classy Wigan Athletic outfit on Good Friday in front of the Sky Sports cameras before being thumped 6-0 by Scunthorpe United on Easter Monday.
It was the first time that Town had suffered back-to-back defeats since the beginning of February, bringing an emphatic end to a lengthy seven-game unbeaten run.
The drubbing at the hands of Scunthorpe was also Swindon’s biggest defeat this season, while ten goals conceded in just two games over the Easter period has made for pretty grim reading for everyone concerned at SN1 this week.
However, Town have the perfect opportunity to bounce right back this afternoon (3pm kick-off) when they host a Fleetwood side who are without a win in their last five outings.
And, speaking to BBC Wiltshire on Thursday, Thompson has insisted that he and the rest of the dressing room are hell-bent on righting their wrongs from last weekend when they take to the field later.
“It has been a tough period for us,” the midfielder said.
“I don’t think I’ve experienced that in a Swindon shirt before – two comprehensive losses.
“The first you can sort of get your head around because Wigan was a very, very good side, but the second was totally unacceptable.
“But we’ve certainly put the work in now and we’ll put that right this weekend.
“We feel the same pain as them (the fans), I know it may not seem like that, but we’re hurt and we’re embarrassed.
“We’ll do everything in our power to put that right.
“It is infuriating, especially when we have done so well in recent times, to let ourselves down like that and let the fans and the management down like that – it was unacceptable.
“I don’t think we could have worked much harder (in training this week).
“I think these defeats can go one or two ways really – it can rally the troops and you want to prove a point, that is the way it has gone with us.
“I don’t think we could have had a harsher lesson, we’ve been together in training and I’m looking forward to Saturday.
“It happened at Fleetwood last time, we went on a winning streak and we did it after Cheltenham last year as well.
“It was a freak result (the defeat to Scunthorpe) and I’m looking forward to seeing how the boys react come 3pm on Saturday.”
Town are expected to be without the injured trio of Lawrence Vigouroux, Yaser Kasim and Jon Obika for today’s game, while skipper Nathan Thompson will serve the second of his three-game suspension.