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Garner on Barrow Clash

Gaffer gives his thoughts ahead of Saturday

10 December 2021

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Swindon Town Head Coach Ben Garner is expecting a solid test from Barrow when the two sides meet in the EFL Sky Bet League Two on Saturday.

The Reds make the long trip to Holker Street tomorrow - 3pm KO - and will be looking to return to winning ways after losing 4-1 to Leyton Orient in the week.

And, speaking to the local media at his pre-game press conference earlier today, Garner outlined what he expects from Mark Cooper's team tomorrow.

"They've been really good in their last two games, certainly," Garner said.

"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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And Garner paid tribute to the support from Town fans so far this season, with another bumper away following expected on Saturday despite the hefty distance.

"It is fantastic," Garner added.

"It is a huge, huge journey and anyone who makes that journey up is incredible support for the team and a fantastic devotion to the football club, so we really appreciate that support as always.

"I have to say midweek the support was incredible and the reception they gave the players at the end of the game after a defeat was fantastic, and that's proper support.

"That's proper fans to stay and sing at a team after a defeat away from home, but it is our first defeat away from home this season and if we carry on with that ratio then we will be in a good place come the end of the season."

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