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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Grimsby Town V Swindon Town

Get The Lowdown On Tonight's Game With Our Extensive Guide

21 November 2017

Swindon Town make the long trip up north tonight to take on Grimsby Town at Blundell Park in the Sky Bet League Two (7:45pm Kick-Off).

The Reds are currently on a seven-game unbeaten run, with six of those matches resulting in victories, and they will be looking to extend their fine form later.

LAST TIME WE MET:

Ciaran Toner scored the only goal of the game as The Mariners secured a narrow victory against The Reds at Blundell Park in March 2007.

LAST FIVE:

Season/Date Competition Result Town Scorers
2006/07 - 17/03/2007 (A) League Two 1-0  
2006/07 - 14/10/2006 (H) League Two 3-0 Pook, Monkhouse, Peacock
2003/04 - 17/03/2004 (H) Division Two 2-0  Mooney (2)
2003/04 - 16/09/2003 (A) Division Two 1-2 Gurney, Mooney 
1999/2000 - 05/02/2000 (H) Division One 0-1  

 

 

FULL RECORD V GRIMSBY TOWN:

P W D L F A
42 19 9 14 65 50

 

TICKET NEWS:

Town fans making the trip tonight will be able to buy tickets at the stadium. 

However, please note that there will be a £2 price increase in every category except juniors.

ONE TO WATCH:

Martyn Woolford has been there and done it in the EFL having plied his trade for the likes of Bristol City, Scunthorpe United, Millwall and Sheffield United. 

He is able to both create and score goals and Grimsby will be looking for him to be their creative spark this evening.

(Picture Courtesy Of The Grimsby Telegraph)

TOP SCORERS:

GRIMSBY TOWN - Sam Jones (5)

SWINDON TOWN - Luke Norris (9)

TEAM NEWS:

GRIMSBY TOWN have defender Paul Dixon available again following suspension, while Martyn Woolford is hoping to be involved following illness. 

James Berrett (back) is a doubt for tonight's game.

SWINDON TOWN could be without Timi Elsnik (muscle injury), Amine Linganzi (hamstring) and Chris Hussey (groin) who are all doubts, with the latter two having suffered setbacks in their recovery. 

Dion Conroy remains on the long-term injury list with a knee problem.

A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS:

Russell Slade, Grimsby Town Manager: "We've lost three games in twelve, but we've drawn an awful lot of those.

"We're not a million miles away but we have to look at it positively and, going forward, we have to go into games being positive - and we have to score.

"Sometimes it doesn't matter how that goal comes - it could be a deflection, it could be from a corner, it could be from the penalty spot, it doesn't matter.

"It changes everything getting a goal and we've not had that feeling for quite a while.

"We need that feeling and that can change everything very quickly."

Dave Flitcroft, Swindon Town Manager: "They are always competitive in their half, they will get the ball down and work the ball well.

"Russell Slade is a fantastic guy and I've got so much time and respect for him.

"He's a manager that has been around the block, he knows the block, he knows recruitment and he's very thorough at what he does.

"We'll lock horns tonight."

ELSEWHERE IN LEAGUE TWO (7:45PM UNLESS STATED):

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Cheltenham Town v Cambridge United 

Chesterfield v Forest Green Rovers

Colchester United v Lincoln City

Crawley Town v Exeter City

Luton Town v Carlisle United

Morecambe v Crewe Alexandra 

Newport County v Barnet

Port Vale v Mansfield Town

Stevenage v Coventry City

Yeovil Town v Notts County

OFFICIALS:

Referee - Martin Coy

Assistants - Christopher Ward & Ken Haycock 

Fourth Official - Matthew McGrath

FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE:

Can't make the game tonight? 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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