Swindon Town kick-off the New Year with a mouthwatering clash against Northampton Town at The County Ground in the EFL Sky Bet League Two this afternoon.
In what is the first game of 2022, the Reds will be looking for their first win of the New Year against a Cobblers team who were flying high prior to being hit by a COVID-19 outbreak.
This is a promotion clash that has all the makings for a fantastic game of football this afternoon, and we've got you all set for the game.
Kick-Off is at 3pm.
LAST TIME WE MET
Tyreece Simpson was on target for Town while Fraser Horsfall scored a late equaliser as the two teams played out a 1-1 draw at Sixfields on September 18th 2021.
|Season / Date||Competition||Result||Town Scorers|
|2021-22 - 18 Sep (A)||Sky Bet League Two||1-1||Simpson|
|2020-21 - 27 Feb (H)||Sky Bet League One||2-1||Twine, Pitman|
|2020-21 - 20 Oct (A)||Sky Bet League One||2-1||T. Smith (Pen)|
|2019-20 - 11 Feb (A)||Sky Bet League Two||0-1||Lyden|
|2019-20 - 20 Aug (H)||Sky Bet League Two||0-1|
FULL RECORD V NORTHAMPTON
Town fans can buy tickets online up until half-time of today's game by clicking right HERE.
Town will be carrying out COVID checks prior to today's game with turnstiles opening at 1pm, so we urge all supporters to arrive as early as possible.
For more information on what you will need to do ahead of tonight, please take a read of our COVID Guide HERE.
Dion Conroy is suspended for one more game and Mathieu Baudry remains injured, but Town should have everyone back from COVID Protocol.
A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS
Ben Garner, Swindon Town Head Coach: "We will make some changes to the team and we've got to attack the game more against Northampton," Garner said.
"At home we want to play on the front foot, we want to create as much as we can and that will be our focus going into the game.
"Our focus has just got to be purely on us.
"We'll prepare for them as best as we can based on what we know and what we've seen previously, but let's make sure we get everything right in house, our preparation right and being in the best possible shape we can be."
Jon Brady, Northampton Town Manager: “We are trying to plan as best we can but you have to be flexible and adaptable.
“The group has been hit hard but we have to be resilient and try to push on.
“It has been a strange time and we are all chomping at the bit to get back to playing.
“The health and well being of the country is the most important thing and we are trying to support the EFL in what they are trying to do as best we can.”
ELSEWHERE IN SKY BET LEAGUE TWO
Barrow v Bradford City (3pm)
Crawley Town v Colchester United (3pm)
Forest Green Rovers v Stevenage (3pm)
Hartlepool United v Oldham Athletic (3pm)
Scunthorpe United v Carlisle (3pm)
Sutton United v Exeter City (3pm)
Walsall v Newport County (3pm)
Referee - Sam Allison
Assistant Referee - Justin Amey
Assistant Referee - Ollie Williams
Fourth Official - Ravel Cheosiau
FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE
Not at SN1 today? Don’t panic because there are numerous ways to keep up to date with all the action.
In the wake of the game, https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/ will be the place to go with a full report, reaction and pictures available to view and read through shortly after the final whistle.