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MATCH PREVIEW: TOWN V NORTHAMPTON TOWN

27 September 2016

Town will be full of confidence when they take to the field against Northampton Town at The County Ground tonight (7.45pm Kick-Off).


Luke Williams’ charges shook off the disappointment of three straight defeats in the league to bounce back in perfect and stylish fashion on Saturday, beating Oldham Athletic 2-0 following a hugely impressive display on the road.


in the table but another three points would lift them up towards the top six, which just goes to show how tight League One is.thThat victory leaves Town 17


Northampton will also be in high spirits after romping to a comfortable 4-0 victory against Southend United at the weekend, their third win from their last four league games.


Tonight’s game will be the first time the two sides have met since April 2012, when a Lee Holmes goal secured the spoils for Town at The County Ground, a result that pushed them closer to clinching the League Two Trophy under Paolo Di Canio.


STAT ATTACK:


meeting between the two teams with Town currently on top when it comes to head-to-heads having won 59 games compared to the Cobblers’ 48.rdThis evening’s game will be the 133


TICKET NEWS:


Tickets for tonight’s game are still on sale and will be available to purchase right up until kick-off. Alternatively, you can buy your match tickets online now by clicking on the link below:


https://www.eticketing.co.uk/swindontown/Events/Index


FULL RECORD V NORTHAMPTON TOWN:


P133 W59 D26 L48 F203 A197


FORM GUIDE (LAST SIX GAMES IN ALL COMPETITIONS):


TOWN - DLWLLW


NORTHAMPTON TOWN - LWWLLW


TOP SCORERS:


TOWN - Michael Doughty/Jon Obika (2)


NORTHAMPTON TOWN - Alex Revell (6)


TEAM NEWS:


TOWN - Luke Williams has been handed some good news ahead of tonight’s game with Sean Murray having recovered from a bruised foot. However, the midfielder will be assessed before a final decision on whether or not he will be involved against the Cobblers is made.


Michael Doughty (illness), Brad Barry (hamstring), James Brophy (illness), Jordan Stewart (knee) and Jordan Young (hamstring) will all miss out whilst Jamie Sendles-White (knee) remains on the long-term injury list.


Other than that Town have no fresh injury concerns heading into this evening’s match.


NORTHAMPTON TOWN - Midfielder Jak McCourt is a doubt for tonight but will be handed a late fitness test.


Other than that, the Cobblers have no fresh injury concerns and will have a fully fit squad to choose from for this evening’s contest.


 A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS:


Luke Williams, Swindon Town Head Coach: “I think they are an excellent team in terms of their shape and the organisation and discipline.


“There are some players in there that could really hurt you so I’ve been very impressed with what I’ve seen so far.


“I know it is going to be a very, very tough game.”

 

     ·READ MORE FROM LUKE WILLIAMS AHEAD OF NORTHAMPTON HERE.


“It will be a different type of game to Saturday. Swindon like to get the ball down and play and I don’t think they will be as direct.Rob Page, Northampton Town Manager: 


“They have had an okay start to the season and they are only three points behind us.


“The league is very tight at the minute and it will be a tough game, we just need to make sure that we are disciplined in our performance.”


OFFICIALS:


Referee - Brett Huxtable


Assistants - Alan Young and Thomas Harty


Fourth Official -  Steven Plane


PLAYED FOR BOTH TEAMS:


Colin Calderwood, Jason Drysdale, Terry Fenwick, John Gilligan, Charlie Henry, David Kerslake, Luke Norris, Eric Sabin, Ben Tozer, Kevin Amankwaah, Trevor Benjamin, Billy Bodin, Giles Coke, Simon Cox, Tim Flowers, John Gorman, Paul Trollope, Alan Connell, Darnell Furlong, Andy King, Alan Mayes, Kaid Mohamed, Sam Parkin, David Syrett.


FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE:


pages.Facebook and (@Official_STFC)Town fans will be able to keep up to date with tonight’s action across our Twitter


in the wake of the game.  swindontownfc.co.ukSTFC Player HD subscribers will also be able to enjoy full uninterrupted commentary of the match, whilst there will be a full report and plenty of reaction from Luke Williams and a number of players on


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