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MATCH PREVIEW: NORTHAMPTON TOWN

20 October 2020

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After consecutive League matches at the County Ground, Swindon Town head up A420 to take on Northampton Town.

The Cobblers were promoted to League One with Town and earned their place by beating Exeter City 4-0 at Wembley.

Their start to the 2020-21 League One campaign has yielded a mixed bag of results with Keith Curle’s side taking four points from their first six matches.

They currently sit in 22nd place, with only four points separating them and 10th placed Portsmouth.

A strong and organised side, Northampton were difficult opponents for the Reds last season, as Curle’s team came away as victors in a 1-0 win at the County Ground in November.

However, Richie Wellens’ team left with all three points after a 1-0 victory in a captivating battle at The PTS Academy Stadium in February.

This evening’s contest will also be the 106th meeting between the two sides, and should Town be victorious, it would be the Club’s 49th victory over the Cobblers.

Team News:

Swindon are still missing many key first team players, with Brett Pitman still struggling with a groin strain and Rob Hunt out with a back problem.

Also on that list is Ellis Iandolo and Zeki Fryers, while long term absentee and the scorer of the winner in last season’s 1-0 victory against Northampton Jordan Lyden will be side-lined for a few more weeks before he has fully recovered.

The opposition:

While Northampton Town are familiar opponents, the personnel Town will be up against will not be so familiar.

Northampton had a very busy transfer window, signing 11 players from various clubs across all of the divisions.

This includes a brand-new defence in the form of Luke Racic, new Captain Cian Bolger, Fraser Horsfall and Joseph Mills who all arrived either as a free transfer or loan singings from Brentford, Lincoln City, Macclesfield Town and Forest Green Rovers respectively.

How to watch:

To purchase a streaming pass for Town's visit to Northampton, simply click here and follow the instructions.

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