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MATCH PREVIEW: IPSWICH TOWN (H)

30 April 2021

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Swindon Town will face Ipswich Town in their final home match of the season.

The Reds were relegated to League Two last Saturday as they were beaten 5-0 by MK Dons in Buckinghamshire.

Russell Martin’s side saw centre-forward Will Grigg find the net on four occasions at the Stadium MK and while Town missed some big chances to get themselves back into the contest in the first-half.

It has been a contrasting season to the previous campaign where Swindon were promoted to League One as champions.

Aside from a small handful of matches in December, every match was played in an eerie, uncomfortable atmosphere due to the Coronavirus pandemic forcing all matches to be played behind closed doors.

Unfortunately, this season has culminated in disappointment and frustration; however, the rebuild for next season will officially begin against The Tractor Boys.

Town produced one of their best performances of the season in East Anglia, as Dominic Thompson assisted all three goals Town goals on his debut and Scott Twine scored one of the goals of the year, smashing into the top corner from around 35-yards out.

Diallang Jaiyesimi also scored a brace as Town clenched the three points with a stunning 3-2 away victory at Portman Road.

Interim manager Tommy Wright will be looking for a similar performance as The Reds look to build up some momentum ahead of next season.

The Opposition:

Paul Cook’s Ipswich side have also suffered a very frustrating season as their promotion push suffered and they dropped out of the play-off places.

They are currently residing in twelfth position and have drawn four matches, 0-0 draws away to Rochdale and Charlton and at home to MK Dons and AFC Wimbledon and lost once in their last five matches.

Ipswich, however, are a versatile side who have operated with a three-man defence and with a more conventional four-man defence.

In their last four matches they have rotated between a 4-4-2 and a 4-2-3-1 formation and while they may be winless in five, previous results have proved they can be a very tough and resolute team to break down.

How to watch:

The match will be available to live stream on iFollow STFC for a fee of £10 to those who do not have a Season Ticket.

 


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