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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Barrow V Swindon Town

All you need to know ahead of Saturday

10 December 2021

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Swindon Town head to Barrow on Saturday for one of their longest trips of the 2021-22 season in the EFL Sky Bet League Two.

After losing 4-1 to Leyton Orient in the week, Ben Garner's team will be seeking a return to winning ways upon their visit to Holker Street.

It is a chance to build some momentum again heading into the busy festive period, and it is a big game with both teams with Barrow also looking to pick up a positive result.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of the game...

LAST TIME WE MET

These two teams have not locked horns since the 1968/69 season when goals from John Smith and the great Don Rogers sealed a 2-0 success for Town in front of over 21,000 fans at The County Ground on May 5th 1969.

FULL RECORD V BARROW

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TICKET NEWS

Town fans will be able to buy tickets on the day with a £1 increase. Those supporters who have already purchased tickets but still need to collect will be able to do so from Barrow on Saturday prior to Kick-Off.

TEAM NEWS

For Ben Garner's team, Mathieu Baudry remains the only name on the injured list with everyone else fit and raring to go for tomorrow's clash.

ONE TO WATCH

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Oli Banks spent a loan spell with the Reds during the 2017-18 season, where he became well-known for his ability to hit the ball from distance.

Now with Barrow, Banks will be looking to make things happen for his team on Saturday and he has the ability to change a game on his own, especially with his ability to strike a ball.

A WORD FROM THE TOWN CAMP:

Ben Garner, Swindon Town Head Coach: "They had a really, really good result at Ipswich in the FA Cup and they had a strong performance at Sutton United and narrowly lost.

"They've got good players there, they can mix up how they play in terms of whether they go through on the floor or whether they go a bit more direct into the channels.

"They've looked really organised defensively in those last couple of games, so every game in this league is a challenge.

"We're looking to bounce back and we want to get a win, we want to go there and get the three points and build some momentum in the league again and that will be our only focus."

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ELSEWHERE IN SKY BET LEAGUE TWO

Bradford City v Sutton United (3pm)

Bristol Rovers v Rochdale (3pm)

Exeter City v Tranmere Rovers (3pm)

Harrogate Town v Northampton Town (3pm)

Hartlepool United v Scunthorpe United (3pm)

Leyton Orient v Crawley Town (3pm)

Mansfield Town v Salford City (3pm)

Newport County v Port Vale (3pm)

Oldham Athletic v Forest Green Rovers (3pm)

Stevenage v Carlisle United (3pm)

Walsall v Colchester United (3pm)

OFFICIALS

Referee - Ollie Yates

Assistant Referee - Paul Graham

Assistant Referee - Gary Hilton

Fourth Official - Sebastian Stockbridge

FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE

Not making the long trip to Barrow? 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.


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