MIKE GRELLA insists he’s not looking at the League I table as he prepares for a return to West Yorkshire with Swindon tomorrow.
The Galpharm clash is followed by a trip to leaders Brighton for the second-bottom Wiltshire side, who are without a win in 14 games.
But Grella, on loan from Leeds, believes Paul Hart’s side are more than capable of picking up points and boosting their hopes of avoiding the drop.
“With a little bit of patience and belief in what we’re doing, we’ll make it,” said the 24-year-old American. “If we do what we need to do correctly, I can see us getting points against both Huddersfield and Brighton.
Paul Hart, who led Crystal Palace to a last-day escape from relegation to League I last season, when Town striker Alan Lee was a key player, has been at the helm for three games after replacing Danny Wilson.
The 57-year-old, who also kept Portsmouth in the Premier League in 2009, said of his fire-fighting role: “It sounds simple but if you can make sure players focus on their strengths and what to do in the next match you are halfway there.”
Hart this week brought in a second Palace player on loan, with midfielder Alassane N'Diaye following striker Calvin Andrew from South London.
League meetings: 39; Town wins: 14; Swindon wins: 15; draws 10.
First meeting: Town 2 Swindon 0, Division II (now Championship), November 23, 1963.
Last meeting: Swindon 1 Town 0, League I, September 25, 2010.