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PREVIEW: TOWN V PETERBOROUGH UNITED

20 January 2017

Town will be on a mission to extend their unbeaten start to 2017 when they entertain Peterborough United at The County Ground on Saturday (3pm Kick-Off).


Luke Williams’ side have opened the New Year with two draws and one victory, claiming a superb 2-1 success away at Bolton Wanderers in their last outing.


Peterborough, on the other hand, are without a win in their last five games and were thrashed 5-1 by Bury last Saturday.


Gwion Edwards and Marcus Maddison twice fired the hosts in the lead when the Reds made the trip to the ABAX Stadium in September 2016, but a Michael Doughty penalty and a Jack Baldwin own goal ensured that the spoils were shared.


STAT ATTACK:


Town and Peterborough have done battle on 62 occasions in all competitions and the Robins are able to boast the better head-to-head record by the narrowest of margins with 22 wins to their name, compared to United’s 21.


FULL RECORD V PETERBOROUGH UNITED:


P62 W22 D19 L21 F87 A88


TICKET NEWS:


and both home and away supporters will be able to buy tickets on the day tomorrow.www.eticketing.co.uk/swindonTown fans can still purchase tickets online at


Here’s a reminder of ticket prices for the game:


Side Stands/Fast Plant Town End:


FREE/FREEU11 with Junior Red - 

£2/£2U11 -

£8/£8U17 -

£12/£1217-19 -

£19/£15Student/065 -

£25/£19Adult -


FORM GUIDE (LAST SIX GAMES IN ALL COMPETITIONS):


TOWN - DLLDDW


PETERBOROUGH UNITED - WDDDLL


TOP SCORERS:


TOWN - Luke Norris (4)


PETERBOROUGH UNITED - Tom Nichols (10)


TEAM NEWS:


TOWN - Skipper Nathan Thompson returned to full training in the week and he could make his return to action tomorrow afternoon, while full-back James Brophy is available again after sitting out last week’s win at Bolton Wanderers because of suspension.


However, Jon Obika is likely to miss out with a hamstring injury while both Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill and Ellis Iandolo are still on the injured list.


PETERBOROUGH UNITED - Jermaine Anderson and Jack Baldwin will both miss out tomorrow with long-term injuries, while Dominic Ball could make his Posh debut after recovering from a slight knock.


Fellow new signings Junior Morais and Martin Samuelsen could also feature for Peterborough on Saturday.


A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS:


Luke Williams, Town Head Coach: “We will look at the real obvious strengths of the opposition and then of course try and concentrate on where we’re going to hurt them and where their weaknesses are.


“We need to make sure we do our bit as well as we possibly can.


“We know ourselves that it can be really difficult to bounce back from a bad result and a bad performance but, equally, players can come out really determined to put things right.


“We have to be on guard against Peterborough.”


Grant McCann, Peterborough United Manager: “It is a good game for us, Swindon had a good result against Bolton last week and we had a bad result so we need to make sure we respond in the right way.


“It is always a nice pitch there and I think it will be a good football game.


“Hopefully we can come out on top.”


OFFICIALS:


Referee - Trevor Kettle


Assistants - Andrew Newbold & Christopher Wade


Fourth Official - Mark Russell


PLAYED FOR BOTH:


Nicky Ajose, David Ball, Sol Davis, Nicky Hammond, Lloyd Opara, Steve Robinson, Trevor Benjamin, Giuliano Grazioli, Jon Obika, Alex Pritchard, Harry Toffolo, Trevor Anderson, Toumani Diagouraga, Bart Griemink, Folo Onibuje.


FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE:


, Snapchat and Instagram accounts.Facebook(@Official_STFC),Town fans will be able to keep up to date with all the action at The County Ground tomorrow across 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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