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PREVIEW: Town V Gillingham

28 February 2017

Town will be hoping to secure back-to-back wins for the first time this season when they host Gillingham at The County Ground later.


Swindon take on the Gills in a huge encounter at the bottom of the Sky Bet League One table tonight (7.45pm Kick-Off), and both sides will be full of confidence having secured victories last time out.


The Reds produced an impressive display to beat Coventry City 3-1 away from home on Saturday, while Gillingham recorded a first win under Ady Pennock after defeating Southend United on the same day. 


STAT ATTACK:


Town and Gillingham have locked horns on 142 occasions in all competitions and the Reds are able to boast the better head-to-head record with 54 victories to their name, compared to the Gills’ 51.


FULL RECORD V GILLINGHAM:


P142 W54 D37 L51 F218 A198


TICKET NEWS:


for tonight’s game, while supporters will also be able to buy their tickets at The County Ground right up until kick-off.https://www.eticketing.co.uk/swindontown/Fans are still able to purchase tickets online via


TICKET PRICES:


Side Stands/Fast Plant Town End:


FREE/FREEU11 with Junior Red - 

£2/£2U11 -

£8/£8U17 -

£12/£1217-19 -

£18/£14Student/O65 -

£23/£18Adult -


FORM GUIDE (LAST SIX GAMES IN ALL COMPETITIONS):


TOWN - LLLLDW


GILLINGHAM - DDDLDW


TOP SCORERS:


TOWN - Luke Norris (5)


GILLINGHAM - Josh Wright (9)


TEAM NEWS:


TOWN - Lloyd Jones will be handed a late fitness test prior to tonight’s game with the defender struggling with a leg injury picked up during the win against Coventry City at the weekend.


Midfielder Yaser Kasim will miss out with an ankle problem, but Raphael Rossi-Branco is available for selection again after completing a two-match ban.


Jamie Sendles-White remains on the long-term injury list.


GILLINGHAM - Key man Bradley Dack didn’t feature in the Gills’ 2-1 win over Southend on Saturday, but he could be in contention for a return to action this evening.


Mark Byrne has struggled with a hamstring concern but he will be assessed prior to kick-off at The County Ground.


A WORD FROM THE TOWN CAMP:


Luke Williams, Swindon Town Head Coach: “Gillingham are a difficult opponent to play against – they’ve got plenty of know-how and plenty of pace and power, but they’ve struggled this season.


“We want to drag everyone back in and the more teams below us the better. If we can inflict some damage on the opposition, then fantastic.


“It appears over the last two games that the players are more capable of dealing with pressure – hopefully that will be evident on Tuesday.


“The last two performances have been very good and it was a decent points return, but we need to continue in that way.”


OFFICIALS:


Referee - Roger East


Assistants - Mark Scholes & Matthew Wilkes


Fourth Official - John Busby


PLAYED FOR BOTH:


Jonathan Douglas, Andy Frampton, Jo Kuffour, Luke Rooney, Adam El-Abd, Darius Henderson, Luke Norris, Curtis Weston, Ellis Iandolo, Jay McEveley, Ty Gooden, Michael Doughty.


FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE:


accounts.Facebook and (@Official_STFC)Town fans will be able to keep up to date with all the action from The County Ground tonight on our Twitter


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


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