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Lindsey Previews Newport Test

Town Assistant Coach looks ahead to tonight's game

9 November 2021

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Swindon Town Assistant Coach Scott Lindsey has made it clear that the aim will be for his team to win tonight.

The Reds are in Papa John's Trophy action against Newport County at The County Ground tonight - 7pm Kick-Off - with Town already through to the knockout stages.

However, despite that, Lindsey has stressed that those involved tonight will be going all out to win the game in order to finish on top in the group. 

"We want to win every game. We want to win every game we play in," Lindsey told the local media.

"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."

Lindsey also gave his thoughts on what he and the rest of the coaching team are expecting from Newport tonight.

"It will be a different fixture in many ways (to our league game later this month) because they will make a few changes," Lindsey added.

"I believe they actually play on Friday night away at Hartlepool so whether that makes them not pick as strong a team I don't know, but we can only do what we do and we can only organise ourselves.

"They've got a good side, they play good football and it will be a good test.

"We want fans to come and watch tonight because we've got some good young professionals who they have not see a lot of.

"We've got a good group of young professionals and we're going to have a good sprinkling of youth players in there as well, so come along and watch.

"We'll be playing exactly the same style of football as we usually do and it will be a good game of football."

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