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MATCH PREVIEW: AFC WIMBLEDON (A)

16 April 2021

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Swindon Town face a difficult trip into the capital to face 19th placed AFC Wimbledon.

Both sides are in desperate need of points with only six points separating last place and 19th position.

Town’s defeat to Rochdale last week has made the race to survive even tighter and with five games to go, any and every team in the bottom six can either lift themselves out of the bottom or fall deep below the dotted lines.

It was a hugely frustrating result in Manchester for The Reds on Tuesday night, as an early strike from Jimmy Keohane and a bundled in finish from Conor Grant ensured a long game for Swindon.

Jordon Garrick halved the deficit in the 88th minute for Swindon but time was not on The Town’s side and the points were Rochdale’s.

Every point and result is extremely crucial at this stage of the season, but with five games left of the season Town are still in contention to remain in League One.

The reverse fixture between AFC Wimbledon and Swindon was a frustrating affair for The Reds, with this weekend’s hosts inflicting The Town’s first domestic home defeat of the season.

Joe Pigott’s first half goal was enough to secure the points, as the away side then set back and stoically defended their lead right until the very end. 

The Opposition:

AFC Wimbledon have proven to be very difficult opponents throughout the season and have recorded back-to-back wins in their last two games.

They impressively swept aside Accrington Stanley 5-1 away at the Crown Ground and also beat Ipswich Town 3-0 in what was a fine performance.

Mark Robinson’s side are strong, resolute but also possess quality in the final third of the pitch.

They play a compact 4-3-1-2 formation; however, they possess a potent striker partnership of Ollie Palmer and Joe Piggott with the latter bagging 15 goals for The Wombles this season.

Town will need to be wary of Wimbledon’s counter-attacks and the first goal in this contest is likely to be crucial. 

Team News:

During the pre-match press conference, the Gaffer told the local media that Jordan Lyden is available for selection tomorrow and will likely make the matchday squad. Mathieu Baudry is back in full training.

How to Watch:

Tomorrow's game is available to stream via iFollow STFC, where supporters are able to purchase a Match Pass for a fee of £10.


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