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MATCH PREVIEW: FLEETWOOD TOWN (A)

19 March 2021

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Swindon Town face a difficult trip to Lancashire to take on in form and 11th placed Fleetwood Town.

After a bright first-half, John Sheridan’s side fell to a second-half blitz by Gillingham last weekend who secured the three points at The County Ground courtesy of a brace by Vadaine Oliver and a deflected free-kick by Kyle Dempsey.

It was an enormous blow to The Reds, who led 1-0 at half time thanks to a smart finish by Brett Pitman.

There was no Tuesday night fixture for Swindon who would have used the last few days for recovery and reflection ahead of this weekend’s journey to Lancashire.

Managed by Joey Barton at the time, Fleetwood were victorious at The County Ground in the reverse fixture, taking the lead through a 29th minute goal from Paddy Madden, before dropping deep to protect their lead.

The Cod Army were able to frustrate and keep out The Town for just long enough, as they left Wiltshire with all three points.

The Opposition:

Since taking over from Barton at the end of January, Simon Grayson has enjoyed a very respectable start to his time at Highbury Stadium.

He endured a difficult start, only winning one on his first six matches, but since then they have kicked on recording four victories in their last five matches, including an impressive dispatching on Ipswich Town on Tuesday night.

They also begun this impressive run of results with a strong 2-1 victory away to Lincoln City on the 2nd of March.

Grayson has found his preferred and most balanced formation, opting to play a compact, but yet attacking 3-5-2 formation.

It is a set-up which allows them defensive solidity where they have only conceded three goals in their last five games; however, with an attacking midfielder and two wing-backs who have the freedom to go forward, they are also afforded opportunities to supply their forward players.

While their forwards have impressed, Callum Camps will be the main dangerman to look out for having topped The Cod Army goalscoring charts with nine goals this season.

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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