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PREVIEW: Town V Scunthorpe

21 April 2017

Town know that nothing less than a win will do when they take on Scunthorpe United on Saturday.


The Reds welcome the promotion hopefuls to The County Ground (3pm KO) safe in the knowledge that they must secure a victory in order to keep their survival hopes afloat.


Luke Williams’ side were defeated 1-0 by Walsall on Easter Monday while The Iron cruised to a 3-1 victory against Chesterfield.


Nathan Thompson grabbed a consolation for The Reds the last time these two sides met with United running out 4-1 winners at Glanford Park in October 2016.


STAT ATTACK:


Town and Scunthorpe have done battle on 26 occasions in all competitions and The Robins are able to boast the better head-to-head record with 10 wins to their name, compared to The Iron’s 9.


FULL RECORD V SCUNTHORPE UNITED:


P26 W10 D7 L9 F40 A48


TICKET NEWS:


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£10Over 65 -

£10Student -

£10Under 21 -

£8Under 18 -

£2Under 11 -


FORM GUIDE (LAST SIX GAMES IN ALL COMPETITIONS):


TOWN - LWWDDL


SCUNTHORPE UNITED - LWLWWW


TOP SCORERS:


TOWN - Jon Obika/Luke Norris (6)


SCUNTHORPE UNITED - Josh Morris (20)


TEAM NEWS:


TOWN - The Reds will continue to assess Nathan Thompson ahead of tomorrow’s game with the Skipper still struggling with a heel problem.


Other than that, Town have no fresh injury concerns while Jamie Sendles-White remains on the long-term injury list.


SCUNTHORPE UNITED - Jordan Clarke will miss out with a toe problem while Matt Crooks (knee), Luke Daniels (ribs), Charlie Goode (ankle) and Tom Hopper (shin) have been ruled out for the remainder of the season.


A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS:


Luke Williams, Swindon Town Head Coach: “We have to have balance, we have to remain calm under pressure and I’m trying to come up with a calculated approach for the next two games.


“I believe that this Scunthorpe United team is very professional and I don’t think they will give us anything at all.


“They’re in as good form as anybody else, they are a good team and it is going to be a tough game for us.


“We can win.”


Graham Alexander, Scunthorpe United Manager: “There’s still six points to play for before the end of the regular season, and we’re going to give it our best shot to win them.


“Swindon are of course desperate to win the points, but their motivation is no bigger than ours - we want those points.


“We know of Swindon’s qualities.


“They’re a similar opponent in terms of style as MK Dons. They’ve got a lot of technical players who are good on the ball.


“We have to be wary of that but we have to make sure we go there and perform to our maximum level as well.”


OFFICIALS:


Referee - Nicholas Kinseley


Assistants - Mark Derrien & Paul Hobday


Fourth Official - Marc Wilson


PLAYED FOR BOTH:


Nicky Ajose, Darius Henderson, David Lucas, Jacob Murphy, Rory Fallon, Kevin Horlock, Michael Rose, Michael Timlin, Curtis Weston, Deon Burton, Callum Kennedy, Harry Toffolo.


FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE:


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


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