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Preview: Notts County

22 March 2013

NOTTS County are the visitors to SN1 this weekend just ahead of a busy Easter period for Swindon.

After picking up three vital points at Yeovil on Tuesday, Town will hope to get back to winning ways on home turf.

THE VIEW

Manager Kevin MacDonald has urged Town’s supporters to keep backing the team against a Notts County side still hoping to sneak into the top six come the season’s end.

“Every game we play this season will be difficult,” he said. “Saturday’s opposition are chasing down a play-off place and will want to maximise their opportunities. Anyone can beat anyone in this division and we are fully aware of that.

“Our fans have been magnificent since I arrived here and they can play a big part for us in the remaining games. It has been a long season for the players and our fans can help give them an extra lift.”

THE STORY SO FAR

County’s win over Swindon at the end of November was their last victory of 2012. A run of four draws and three defeats in all competitions, including an FA Cup exit at the hands of Rotherham, was halted by a win over Oldham in January 2013. 

Just one win followed in February along a further two defeats and three draws. After picking up three points at start of March, they returned to winning ways at the weekend with a 1-0 win over Scunthorpe. 

LAST TIME OUT

A first-half Alan Judge strike condemned Town to an away-day defeat at Meadow Lane earlier on in the season as they went down 1-0.

The Magpies’ last trip to SN1 saw Matt Ritchie give Swindon the lead before two late goals handed the visitors the win. 

Town’s last home victory over Notts County was almost a decade ago in August 2003. Goals from Matt Hewlett, Tommy Mooney, Sam Parkin and Sammy Igoe secured a 4-0 win for Andy King’s men.

TICKETS

Secure your seat for Saturday’s game by calling the STFC Box Office on 0871 876 1993 or by buying in person. Alternatively, you can buy tickets via the online ticketing website.

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