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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Swindon Town V Cambridge United

Your Essential Guide To Saturday's Game

29 September 2017

Swindon Town will be looking for a return to winning ways when they welcome Cambridge United to The Energy Check County Ground on Saturday (3pm Kick-Off).

Dave Flitcroft's side suffered their first defeat in three outings on Tuesday evening after going down 2-1 to Coventry City.

Cambridge, on the other hand, cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win at home to Forest Green Rovers in midweek.

LAST TIME WE MET: 

The last meeting came way back in April 2002 with an Andy Gurney goal and a Steve Angus own goal giving The Reds all three points. 

Season/Date Competition Result Town Scorers
2001/02 - Tues 9th April 02 (A) Division Two 1-2 Gurney, Angus (OG)
2001/02 - Wed 24th Oct 01 (H) Division Two 2-0 Grazioli (2)
2000/01 - Sat 17th Feb 01 (A) Division Two 0-1 Reddy 
2000/01 - Tues 31st Oct 2000 (H) Division Two 3-1 Invincibile (2), O'Halloran
1995/96 - Sat 11th Nov 95 (H) FA Cup 4-1 Horlock (2), Finney, Allen

FULL RECORD V CAMBRIDGE UNITED:

P W D L F A
16 9 2 5 28 18

TICKET NEWS: 

Both home and away fans can purchase tickets on the day at The Energy Check County Ground, with Cambridge fans able to pay on the gate at the Away Ticket Office, which opens at 1pm and is located at the Arkells End of the ground.

Town supporters can also buy tickets online via https://www.eticketing.co.uk/swindontown/ now.

Turnstiles open at 1:30pm on Saturday. 

ONE TO WATCH: 

Jabo Ibehre is a proven performer at this level and he played a vital role in Carlisle United's march to the Sky Bet League Two Play-Offs last season. 

He has a keen eye for goal and his sheer strength will no doubt be used as a key weapon by The U's.

TOP SCORERS: 

SWINDON TOWN - Luke Norris (7)

CAMBRIDGE UNITED - Uche Ikpeazu (5)

TEAM NEWS: 

SWINDON TOWN could be without Chris Hussey who is still struggling with a groin injury, while they are also waiting to see if their appeal against James Dunne's red card has been successful.

The Reds have no other fresh injury concerns, although Dion Conroy remains on the long-term injury list.

A WORD FROM THE TOWN CAMP:

Dave Flitcroft, Swindon Town Manager: "They've had a really solid start, they've got a lot of tools and they've got two big giants upfront.

"They really mix their play up well and it is going to be another tough ask, but it is one we're certainly looking forward to."

Ben Purkiss, Swindon Town Defender: "I think they will be a tough side and they will be quite direct.

"They have got two strong and physical strikers upfront and they are strong in the central areas and at centre-back.

"We are expecting a physical challenge."

ELSEWHERE IN LEAGUE TWO:

SATURDAY (3pm Unless Stated)

Grimsby Town v Lincoln City (1pm)

Mansfield Town v Notts County (1pm)

Chesterfield v Cheltenham Town

Coventry City v Crewe Alexandra

Crawley Town v Carlisle United 

Exeter City v Morecambe

Forest Green Rovers v Accrington Stanley

Luton Town v Newport County

Stevenage v Port Vale

Wycombe Wanderers v Barnet 

Yeovil Town v Colchester United

OFFICIALS:

Referee - Andy Woolmer

Assistants - Akil Howson & Daniel Robathan

Fourth Official - Gavin Ward

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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