SWINDON are happy to put in the hard miles on the long road to promotion.

Richie Wellens’ Robins are one of only two teams in the division – leaders Exeter are the other – who remain unbeaten away.

Three wins and 11 points from five games on their travels have put Swindon firmly in the early mix, despite back-to-back defeats on their own soil.

Last week’s 2-0 home loss to Newport cost them a shot at going top but the Wiltshire side are still only two points adrift in fifth.

Eoin Doyle’s enforced absence means a change up front with Swindon also facing the long-term absence of skipper Dion Conroy at centre half with a knee injury.

Midfielder Anthony Grant is set to continue at the back while assistant boss Noel Hunt is confident they can adapt to cope without leading scorer Doyle.

He said: “We've got options up top - we could change the system but we have the players to stick with a 4-4-2. Kaiyne (Woolery) can play up front, out on the wing so even without Eoin, we're looking good

“Bradford have had some good results of late. It will be a tough game for us but hopefully we can make it a tough game for them too.

"They are a crossing team. They have got pace and they have got a couple of big boys who will hurt you.

"For us it is about being tight, being aggressive and being strong."

Beaten twice in their last three games, Hunt insists there is no need to worry about a little wobble.

"We have a really strong group,” he added. “They all work hard and put the yards in and the attitudes are very good."

“We are not going to go through the season and win every game, that is normal.

"It is important we don't get ahead of ourselves. We are two points off the top and in a good situation."

Australian midfielder Jordan Lyden is expected to return.