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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Swindon Town V Cheltenham Town

Your Essential Guide To Saturday's Game

9 March 2018

Swindon Town will finally get back to it on Saturday with Cheltenham the visitors to The Energy Check County Ground.

It has been a lengthy break from action for the Reds who were without a game last weekend due to the freezing cold temperatures.

Matty Taylor will take charge of his first game since taking over as Interim Manager last Thursday, and he'll be hoping to get his tenure off to the perfect start with a win.

LAST TIME WE MET:

It was heartbreak for Swindon at Whaddon Road in October 2017 after a late Danny Wright goal secured a 2-1 victory for the hosts.

FULL RECORD V CHELTENHAM TOWN:

P W D L F A
11 2 2 7 9 21

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: 

Mohamed Eisa has been on fire for Cheltenham this season and he leads the club in scoring with eighteen goals. 

The youngster was plucked from non-league by The Robins in the summer and he has repaid their faith in emphatic style. 

His pace, trickery and eye for goal will no doubt be the biggest threat to Town tomorrow afternoon.

TOP SCORERS: 

SWINDON TOWN - Luke Norris (12)

CHELTENHAM TOWN - Mohamed Eisa (18)

TEAM NEWS: 

SWINDON TOWN were able to welcome Chris Hussey back to training this week, although it isn't clear whether or not the defender will be available for Saturday's game. 

Both Amine Linganzi and Donal McDermott will miss out whilst Ollie Banks will start the first of his three-game suspension.

CHELTENHAM TOWN will be without Harry Pell who serves the second of a two-game ban, although Nigel Atangana is expected to be fit after shaking off a knock. 

A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS:

Matty Taylor, Swindon Town Interim Boss: "I went to watch them on Tuesday night, they've got two young boys on loan from Bristol City who I was very impressed with.

"They pose a threat in-behind, they beat us at their place in the 93rd minute and they are a good team.

"It will be a local derby so it will be a little bit feisty and I imagine there will be some added spice with me being in charge on an interim basis.

"It will be a good game but it is about Swindon Town and it is about what we do."

Gary Johnson, Cheltenham Town Manager: "We don't quite know what we are going to come up against at Swindon with Matt Taylor taking over. 

"We have to wait and see what sort of shape he wants and what sort of team he wants to select.

"It's a bit of a mystery to us and we have to work on a few things, but they are still a good side who will want to keep themselves in the Play-Off situation."

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OFFICIALS:

Referee - Tom Nield

Assistants - Oliver Bickle & Michael Webb

Fourth Official - Marvyn Amphlett

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! 

 


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