Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Match Previews

BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Swindon Town V Port Vale

Your Essential Guide To Saturday's Game

16 February 2018

Swindon Town return to action at The Energy Check County Ground on Saturday with Port Vale the visitors (3pm Kick-Off

Dave Flitcroft's side have won four out of four games at home since the end of December and they will be hoping to keep that fine streak going tomorrow as they bid to keep the pressure on the top three.

LAST TIME WE MET:

Goals from Matty Taylor, Paul Mullin and Kellan Gordon secured a comfortable 3-0 victory away at Vale back in October 2017.

FULL RECORD V PORT VALE:

P W D L F A
82 32 19 31 114 108

TICKET NEWS: 

Home fans will be able to buy on the day from the ticket windows right up until kick-off.

Click HERE to buy tickets now.

Away supporters will be able to purchase tickets right up until kick-off from the Away Ticket Office, which is located at the far end of the Arkells Stand. 

PRICES: 

Category Side Stands Better Town End
Adults  £23 £19
Over 65's/Student £17 £15
U21's £10 £10
U18's £6 £6
U11's/U11's Junior Reds £2/FREE  £2

ONE TO WATCH:

Tom Pope has scored goals wherever he has gone at this level and he's been doing the business once again this term having bagged 16 goals.

The powerful frontman is a handful in the air and he's also capable of the spectacular, which makes him a big threat for the Town defence.

TOP SCORERS: 

SWINDON TOWN - Luke Norris (12)

PORT VALE - Tom Pope (16)

TEAM NEWS: 

SWINDON TOWN will be without Matty Preston who was due to see a specialist today to get a further assessment on a knee injury.

Olly Lancashire (ankle) played through the pain barrier on Tuesday but should be fine for tomorrow, while Kellan Gordon will serve the final game of his three-match ban.

Amine Linganzi, Donal McDermott, Chris Hussey and Dion Conroy still remain on the sidelines.

PORT VALE could welcome Luke Hannant back into the fold but the visitors will be without the services of Kjell Knops and Adam Yates.

A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS:

Dave Flitcroft, Swindon Town Boss: "The biggest thing for me is that trying to drive for promotion has got to become the most important thing in your life and the only thing in your life.

"The intensity grows as the games run out and it has got to be everything you think about.

"There has got to be an intensity to everything we do.

"There are things we will have to learn from Tuesday night. We let an opportunity slip by."

Neil Aspin, Port Vale Manager: "Certainly, once we get a good performance and three points, it'll give the players belief, it'll give the supporters belief.

"Hopefully we can all pull together to get us to the necessary points we need.”

ELSEWHERE IN LEAGUE TWO (3PM UNLESS STATED):

Barnet v Accrington Stanley

Cambridge United v Grimsby Town

Carlisle United v Chesterfield

Cheltenham Town v Wycombe Wanderers

Crawley Town v Lincoln City

Crewe Alexandra v Colchester United

Exeter City v Mansfield Town

Morecambe v Forest Green Rovers

Newport County v Notts County

Stevenage v Yeovil Town

OFFICIALS:

Referee - Andy Woolmer

Assistants - Philip Dermott & Mark Russell

Fourth Official - Darren Blunden

HOW TO FOLLOW: 

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! 

 


Advertisement block