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MONDAY BRIEFING: 21.01.2019

21 January 2019

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Here’s a summary of the week’s events and a look ahead to the next seven days:

First-team triumph over Tranmere

Marc Richards and Michael Doughty’s goals were ultimately the difference against Tranmere as the Robins prevailed 2-1 winner at Prenton Park.

Only the second team to win on the Wirrall this season, Town’s two first-half goals were enough to see off Rovers despite James Norwood’s strike early in the second half for the home side.

After the game, Richie Wellens said:

“We’re not getting too ahead of ourselves because it’s a tough league and we’re still a work in progress. It’s about building, going forward.”

Two debutants help Town’s cause

Last week Danny Rose and Tom Broadbent signed from Portsmouth and Bristol Rovers respectively – with the latter starting the game at centre-half.

He formed a formidable partnership with Ipswich loanee, Luke Woolfenden and showed his physical and technical attributes in his first 90 minutes in red.

Rose came off the bench and added energy and a calm head to the Town midfield as Tranmere looked to build up a head of steam towards the end.

Ali Koiki made his full debut for the club and contributed with an assist for Marc Richards’ opening goal – a clever one-two followed by a whipped cross for the seasoned striker to finish.

Doughty hits double figures

Michael Doughty’s dinked effort against Tranmere on Saturday moved him into double figures in the goalscoring charts for the season.

After he and Keshi Anderson pressed the ball well, he coolly put the ball up and over Scott Davies in the Rovers goal.

He came off the bench a week ago and scored his eighth and ninth of the season in the comeback against Lincoln City.

Academy lose to Fulham

Swindon Town’s Under-18s lost out to Fulham Under-18s on Saturday – losing 6-2 at Stanley Park.

Town head back to the County Ground

Town will look to make it four unbeaten and, three wins in four against Crawley at SN1 on Saturday.

It was a thriller last time Swindon were at home – after going 2-0 down against Lincoln, Richie Wellens’ men worked their way back to draw in the final knockings of the game.

Michael Doughty grabbed two off the bench after league leader Lincoln gave the home side a helping hand with two sendings off.

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