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Flitcroft Previews Wycombe Checkatrade Clash

Read The Gaffer's Thoughts Ahead Of Kick-Off

31 October 2017

Swindon Town Boss Dave Flitcroft has revealed that he will look to freshen things up for tonight's clash against Wycombe Wanderers.

The two sides meet for the second time in just over a week (7:45pm KO) in the Checkatrade Trophy at The Energy Check County Ground. 

Town ran out 1-0 victors in the last meeting but Flitcroft will be looking to ring the changes as he attempts to utilise his playing squad this evening, which could mean a debut for Kyle Knoyle. 

"It is a great game for us to utilise the squad," he said.

"We've done it really well because we've tried to get a behind-closed-doors game for those who are under game time. 

"With tonight's game and the game on Sunday we can have a right go at that and look at a team that can go out and play 90 minutes.

"We've got competition here. We've got Twiney (Scott Twine) who is out, Brophy (James Brophy) is out, Tom Smith is out and they are all ready if we need to call them back.

"We know how they play, we know how they set-up and I'm hoping the conditions might be a little calmer."

Dave Flitcroft On Wycombe Test

"We've got the numbers, we've got lads playing, we've got lads getting the game minutes in and we've got a fully-fit squad apart from Luke Norris and Chris Hussey.

"It is coming together.

"Wycombe haven't got the biggest squad so it might be a similar team to the one we played against last week.

"We know how they play, we know how they set-up and I'm hoping the conditions might be a little calmer.

"They play a lot through (Adebayo) Akinfenwa, but we don't know what team they are going to put out and it is quite a lot of guess work until the team sheets come in."

And Flitcroft has stressed that winning any game of football is important, no matter whether it is in the league or in a cup competition.

"Winning games is important, whether that is winning games in training, winning games on a Saturday, winning games on a Tuesday and winning games is important, especially at this football club," he added.

"It is really important that we are competitive in every game. We are trying to do that and we will wait and see."


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