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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Salford City v Swindon Town

All you need to know ahead of today's game!

21 August 2021

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Swindon Town are back in EFL Sky Bet League Two action today when they take on Salford City at The Peninsula Stadium.

Following an encouraging performance against Tranmere Rovers midweek at The County Ground, which resulted in a 0-0 draw, the Reds are back on the road today and are in for a tough test against City.

Despite having not won in the Sky Bet League Two so far this season, the Ammies have considerable backing and plenty of experience in their squad, while they are managed by Gary Bowyer who has been around the EFL for a long, long time.

It has been a very positive start to the season for Town, however, and they will be looking to make it two wins out of two away from home in the league this season by recording what would be a big victory in Salford today.

We've got you covered with everything you need to know ahead of the game...

LAST TIME WE MET

Today's game will only be the second time that Town have played Salford all-time, and the first meeting between these two teams was one to remember for the Reds with a Eoin Doyle brace and a Jerry Yates goal securing a 3-2 victory away from home on 16th November 2019.

TICKET NEWS

Tickets can be bought at Salford on the day with cash accepted on the gate if there is standing allocation left.

As of Wednesday, Town had sold around 800 tickets for today's game.

The North Stand Block 'H' and East Stand Terrace will be available to Swindon fans.

Prices:

Category  Prices
Standard  £15
Concession  £10
U16s  £5

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TEAM NEWS

Town signed forward Jayden Mitchell-Lawson on Thursday, but today will come too soon for the attacker who is still working his way back from an injury suffered last season.

Jordan Lyden and Mathieu Baudry remain out but both could return very soon, while talented defender Kaine Kesler-Hayden will be available again after serving his one-match suspension during Tuesday's draw with Tranmere Rovers.

Salford will be without both Ash Hunter and Matty Willock for today's game, with both players isolating after feeling unwell.

A WORD FROM THE TOWN CAMP

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Ben Garner, Swindon Town Head Coach:

"It is obviously well documented that they have good financial backing and high-profile ownership there, but once that whistle goes it is about the players on the pitch.

"We're doing as much preparation as we can and we are looking forward to the game.

"We prepare for every game in the same way and we fully respect every opponent.

"The analysis we do of each game, the details we give to the players, the meetings we have before each game, we're consistent with that and we take the emotion out of it.

"We have the same process, we give the same amount of respect to every single team and we prepare and try to win the game.

"It is as simple as that.

"We can only focus on ourselves and on our own way of playing. 

"We're purely focused on us."

ELSEWHERE IN LEAGUE TWO:

Carlisle United v Leyton Orient (3pm)

Exeter City v Bristol Rovers (3pm)

Forest Green Rovers v Crawley Town (3pm)

Harrogate Town v Barrow (3pm)

Hartlepool United v Walsall (3pm)

Mansfield Town v Bradford City (3pm)

Northampton Town v Rochdale (3pm)

Oldham Athletic v Colchester United (3pm)

Scunthorpe United v Sutton United (3pm)

Stevenage v Port Vale (3pm)

Tranmere Rovers v Newport County (3pm)

OFFICIALS

Referee - Tom Reeves

Assistant Referee - Gary Hilton 

Assistant Referee - Joe Clark

Fourth Official - Scott Simpson

FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE

Not making it to Salford City today? Don’t panic because there are numerous ways to keep up to date with all the action.

Live updates will be available on our Twitter and Facebook pages, in addition to our Match Centre on the website, which can be found at the top of the home page on matchdays.

In the wake of the game, https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/ will be the place to go with a full report, reaction and pictures available to view and read through shortly after the final whistle

UK Subscribers will be able to listen to live commentary from the game on iFollow, while overseas fans can watch the game live. Click HERE for further details on the packages available, and to sign up if you haven't already done so.

Fans can buy a match pass for £10 ahead of the game by clicking here. Every pass bought helps the club financially, as Town receive the profits.


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