On paper, as they say, table-topping Swindon Town look hot favourites to beat Mark Cooper’s struggling Forest Green, writes Peter Mitchell.

The return clash between Swindon and Forest Green – not now as eagerly anticipated as it might have been three months ago, when Rovers were still looking realistic promotion candidates. Swindon are now riding high, with their counterparts seemingly lurching from one bad result to the next and trailing the Town by no less than 20 points.

Rovers have won just two out of the thirteen matches played since they last met in December. They have suffered six defeats in their last eight games. All this merely points to Saturday being an ideal time for them to kick-start their season – with eleven matches left they stand ten points outside the play-off positions. They are not a bad side, as illustrated when Swindon, coasting to an easy win, took all their eyes off the ball and Joseph Mills punished them twice late in the second half. I won’t be going anywhere near a bookie for this match!

With Keshi Anderson apparently match fit again, they have their strongest available squad for many a season. Their bench has so many options that even an excellent midfielder like Danny Rose can’t find a seat there at the moment.

Let’s hope the wind will be on holiday for a change this weekend, and we can all enjoy a good competitive game of football.

At least at the County Ground the away contingent won’t be treated like sardines - and will be free of those awful veggie burgers!

My comments last week regarding local rivals Cheltenham seem to have been borne out by their latest magnificent result – a 2-0 away win at Colchester – something that Swindon singularly failed to achieve. They now lie fourth and are only three points behind the Town. The Good Friday clash, especially with their record against Swindon, really is one to look forward to.