JAMES Stokoe is ready to face a "big, physical side" when Swindon Supermarine visit Wimborne Town on Saturday (3pm).

Inconsistent Magpies are looking to clinch back-to-back wins following their Dorset Senior Cup triumph against Shaftesbury on Tuesday.

Danny Holmes' men sit 11th in Southern League South, seven places below Swindon and assistant Stokoe knows what to expect from the visitors.

He told Radio Wimborne: "They're a big, physical, well-drilled side. They've done well since they've come up, strengthened and they've crept up the league quite quietly in picking up results.

"You look at the table now and you find them in fourth place. It's going to be a very tough game on Saturday.

"They've got a lot of good players in their side, but so have we. We've played and beaten the best in this league, so as long as we're on our game, we can cause anyone problems, especially on our home pitch."

He added: "We normally do quite well against Swindon. We've always done well against them home and away to a degree. It's not going to be an easy game for them, but they're definitely going to be a big, physical side that we've got to deal with."

A number of Wimborne players are nursing injuries including Rico Wilson, Paddy Hester, Sam Davidson and Aidan Shepherd.