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KME: "It's always a tough trip"

Defender expecting a physical battle at Richmond Park


Kieran Mills-Evans is expecting another tough assignment as the Robins look to continue their good form on the road at Carmarthen tomorrow.

Mills-Evans has been ever present at the back this season alongside Ryan Sears, and got himself on the score sheet in last week's win at Llandudno.

He is approaching this week's game with caution, and knows the Old Gold will be a different proposition after their January additions.

He said: "It is going to be a tough one, it always is down there.

"They have signed well in January, and have done well in recent weeks.

"With that in mind we will need to be at our best to make sure we come away with the three points."

Last week the Robins had to come from behind twice to win at Llandudno, with Mills-Evans getting one of the four goals.

He now has two in his last six games, but isn't concerned about having his name in the headlines.

He admitted clean sheets mean more to defenders.

He added: "It was an important win and key that we made a good start to the second phase.

"It is always nice to score, but if it doesn't happen again it won't bother me, clean sheets are more important to me.

"We showed great character, although that is never in doubt with the group we have.

"We've showed that in the last couple of weeks, and especially coming from behind in a few games."

The third of the three January signings, striker Ethan Jones is in line to make his Robins bow in West Wales tomorrow.

And Mills-Evans has been impressed by the new boys who have come into the side in the last month.

He said: "I think the lads who have come in have been brilliant additions.

"Having fresh faces come in gives everyone a lift.

"It also adds competition for places at this point in the season, which can only be a good thing as it keeps people on their toes." 

A win tomorrow can extend the Reds lead at the top of the bottom six, and put them on course for seventh and another crack at Europe.

The defender admitted safety is the priority, but he has one eye firmly on another shot at the play-offs.

"I think for anyone who finishes in the bottom six after the split has to have safety as their number one priority," added Mills-Evans.

"But as a group we want to finish seventh, and hopefully we can push for that with another win on Saturday."