Having home advantage in the second leg of a Play-Off semi-final can be crucial, many Managers will tell you. Swindon Town's Danny Wilson is not one of them.
As he looked ahead to his team's Friday night meeting Charlton Athletic at the County Ground in the first leg of their Coca-Cola League 1 semi, Wilson said: "Play-Off results over the years show you that it's not vital to play your second leg at home.
"And look at what happened just this week in the Championship Play-Off semis - Blackpool went through brilliantly with their second leg away from home, and Leicester almost did the same before losing on penalties.
"So it doesn't concern me that we're at home first. But I know that, whichever way we had to play the tie, it's a massive hurdle we've got to get over to beat Charlton who are a very good team."
A tight contest is suggested by the results between the two teams in the regular season, both games having been drawn though on each occasion it needed a last minute goal for the Addicks to claim a point.
"We gave away silly points at times during the season," admitted Wilson, "and it was certainly disappointing in both of those Charlton games to concede so late.
"But we can take confidence from our performances in those two games and from a number of other games against the big teams in the division."
Notable scalps the Robins took during what was a fascinating League 1 season included automatically promoted Leeds United -over whom they did the double - plus Huddersfield Town and Southampton (another double), all three generally regarded as 'big' clubs compared to Swindon.
Wilson, who was appointed Manager midway through last season with the Robins perched precariously just above the relegation zone, said: "We've got a lot of our inspiration from playing against the bigger clubs this season.
"At the start we weren't given a cat in hell's chance of achieving anything, but we set out to be in the shake-up for promotion and it's pleasing we've come this far."
So far, so good - but can the Robins now fly through the Play-Offs to land in the Championship for what would be the first time in 11 seasons? Wilson is quietly confident but refuses to speculate.
"I'm looking no further ahead than this first game against Charlton," he said, "but it's been a great achievement by everyone involved with the club for us to have turned things around as we have done in such a short space of time.
"Getting up to the Championship would be a massive boost, not just for the club but for the town as a whole. But before we can even start thinking about that we've got two - and hopefully three - extremely stern tests ahead of us."
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