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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Swindon Town V Newport County

Get set for tonight's gam

9 November 2021

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Swindon Town take on Newport County in the final group game of the Papa John's Trophy this evening at The County Ground.

Ben Garner's team are already through to the knockout stages of the competition, but a win would ensure they finish top of the group.

Newport, on the other hand, need to win in order to advance so everything is set up for an intriguing encounter at SN1 this evening.

Kick-off is set for 7pm and we've got you set for the big game...

FULL RECORD V NEWPORT COUNTY

P W D L F A
92 40 22 30 168 136

TICKET NEWS

Town fans can buy tickets online right the way through until half-time by clicking here.

Tickets will be available to purchase in person via the Ticket Office. 

TEAM NEWS

Mathieu Baudry and Romoney Crichlow are out for Town with injury, while Jojo Wollacott, Kaine Kesler-Hayden, Anthony Grant and Jonny Williams are all away on international duty.

Town are expected to make a bevy of changes for tonight's game, with some youth-team players expected to be involved.

A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS

Scott Lindsey, Swindon Town Assistant Coach: "We want to win every game. We want to win every game we play in.

"It doesn't matter that we're already through, it is important that we keep the winning mentality going throughout the group. 

"It is also important that some of the players who haven't played as much football get some much-needed game time for them and for us to see what they can do as well.

"They train with the group every week, they train extremely hard and it will be good for them to get out and actually play some football.

"It is an opportunity for some of the youth team players to play with some of the pros. This competition does get a bit of stick, but we like it and we've got some players in and around the squad who need some much-needed game time and some minutes on the pitch.

"It is good for that."

James Rowberry, Newport County Manager: "I want to win every game, I want to win the game on Tuesday, I wanted to win [Saturday]. We tried to follow the processes we put in place, we've got to maintain that and stick to that.

"Things happen, but we've got to bounce back from it. We need to put a performance in on Tuesday and I'm keen to prepare for every game as best as possible to get results."

OFFICIALS: 

Referee - James Oldham

Assistants - Andy Bennett & Alex James

Fourth Official - Damith Bandara

FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE

Not coming to The County Ground tonight? 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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