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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Swindon Town V Notts County

Your Essential Guide To Saturday's Game

29 December 2017

Swindon Town are in Sky Bet League Two action on Saturday with Notts County the visitors to The Energy Check County Ground (3pm Kick-Off).

Dave Flitcroft's side will be looking to bounce back after suffering a 5-0 defeat to Luton Town on Boxing Day, while The Magpies beat Morecambe 4-1 on Tuesday to tighten their grip on second place.

LAST TIME WE MET:

A Jon Stead penalty proved to be the difference when these two sides last did battle with Notts winning a hard-fought battle at Meadow Lane in September 2017.

LAST FIVE:

Season/Date Competition Result Town Scorer/s
2017/18 - Tue12th Sep 17 (A) League Two 1-0  
2014/15 - Sat 7th Mar 15 (H) League One 3-0 J Swift, A Williams, H Toffolo
2014/15 - Sat 13th Dec 14 (A) League One 0-3 A Williams (2), M Luongo
2013/14 - Sat 26th Apr 14 (A) League One 2-0  
2013/14 - Fri 18th Oct 13 (H) League One 2-0 N Ranger, D N'Guessan

FULL RECORD V NOTTS COUNTY: 

P W D L F A
65 28 12 25 93 80

TICKET NEWS: 

Home fans will be able to buy on the day from the ticket windows right up until kick-off.

Away supporters will be able to purchase tickets for the Stratton Bank right up until kick-off from the Away Ticket Office, which is located at the far end of the Arkells Stand. 

PRICES:

Category Side Stands Better Town End
Adults £23 £19
Over 65's/Students £17 £15
U21's £10 £10
U18's  £6 £6
U11's/U11's Junior Reds £2/FREE £2

ONE TO WATCH:

On loan from Nottingham Forest, Jorge Grant has played a key role in Notts' superb season so far and he'll pose the biggest threat to the Town defence on Saturday.

Blessed with pace and plenty of trickery, Grant has also showed an incredible eye for goal this term with thirteen goals in League Two, while he has also contributed five assists.

 

TOP SCORERS: 

SWINDON TOWN - Luke Norris (10)

NOTTS COUNTY - Jorge Grant (13)

TEAM NEWS: 

SWINDON TOWN are nearing a clean bill of health although Timi Elsnik and Chris Hussey are both a while away from returning to action. 

Harry Smith has also returned to parent club Millwall after his loan deal was ended early.

NOTTS COUNTY have a few injury concerns, including striker Shola Ameobi who picked up a hamstring injury over the Christmas period.

Jonathan Forte (hip) and Richard Duffy will both be assessed ahead of the game tomorrow, but Michael O'Connor and goalkeeper Adam Collin look set to miss out. 

A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS:

Dave Flitcroft, Swindon Town Manager: "It will be another test of the squad, another test of the individual and another test of the collective.

"Saturday will give us the opportunity to see who is with us and who isn't.

"You get a blame culture in any business or any workplace and it won't be successful - it is dead easy to point fingers and it is dead easy to start blaming other people.

"We've got to start looking at ourselves and make sure that we put it right. 

"That's what we started doing on Wednesday."

Kevin Nolan, Notts County Manager: "They (Town) are going to be looking for a reaction.

"That's going to be tough on us but, look, there are not going to be any easy games from now until the end of the season.

"What we have to do now is go to Swindon and replicate that performance."

ELSEWHERE IN LEAGUE TWO (3PM UNLESS STATED):

Cambridge United v Crewe Alexandra

Carlisle United v Coventry City

Cheltenham Town v Newport County

Chesterfield v Colchester United

Crawley Town v Stevenage

Exeter City v Barnet

Grimsby Town v Accrington Stanley

Lincoln City v Forest Green Rovers

Port Vale v Luton Town

Wycombe Wanderers v Mansfield Town

OFFICIALS: 

Referee - Ben Toner

Assistants - Christopher Husband & Louis Marks

Fourth Official - Kevin Morris

FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE:

Can't make the game on Saturday? There are plenty of ways to follow all the action!

We will have full updates on our Twitter and Facebook pages. 

You can also keep up to date with every kick via our Match Centre.

Alternatively, full match commentary is available on iFollow, while overseas fans can watch the match live. Click HERE for details and to sign up if you haven’t already done so.

In the wake of the game, https:\\www.swindontownfc.co.uk\ will be the place to go with a full match report, plenty of reaction and pictures available to view and read through shortly after the final whistle.

Here’s to three points!


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