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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Forest Green Rovers V Swindon Town

Get Set For Saturday's Game!

8 October 2021

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Swindon Town will look to continue their sparkling form away from home when they take on Forest Green Rovers on Saturday.

The Reds head to the Fully Charged New Lawn tomorrow for a clash against top of the table Forest Green, which will be shown live on Sky Sports.

Kick-Off is at 12pm.

Town are coming off a superb 3-1 win over local rivals Bristol Rovers last weekend, while they are yet to taste defeat on the road in the league this season.

Forest Green, meanwhile, have enjoyed a stellar start to the 2021-22 EFL Sky Bet League Two season, and they will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the table with a win tomorrow.

Let us get you set for tomorrow's game with everything you need to know...

LAST TIME WE MET...

Goals from Matty Stevens and Ebou Adams were enough to give Rovers a 2-0 win at The County Ground on Saturday 7th March 2020.

LAST FIVE

Season / Date Competition  Result Town Scorers
2020-21 - 10 Nov (A) EFL Trophy 0-1  Broadbent 
2020-21 7 Mar (H) Sky Bet League Two 0-2  
2019-20 - 21 Dec (A) Sky Bet League Two 2-2  Doyle (2)
2018-19 - 12 Feb (H) Sky Bet League Two 2-0  Woolery, Robinson 
2018-19 - 25 Aug (A)  Sky Bet League Two  1-1 

Doughty 

FULL RECORD V FOREST GREEN ROVERS

P W D L F A
10 5 2 3 12

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TICKET NEWS

There will be no on the day sales for Town fans tomorrow.

If you have got tickets for tomorrow's game but haven't collected or been sent them yet, please see below:

All tickets can be collected from the official supporter coaches outside the away turnstile between 10.30am and 11.45am 

We urge any supporters who need to collect tickets to collect in between these times.

If for any reason you arrive later than 11.45am please call Sally from SAS Travel on 07535 917872.

TEAM NEWS

Town will be without Jojo Wollacott, Kaine Kesler-Hayden, Anthony Grant, Jonny Williams and Alex Gilbert tomorrow, with all five players currently away on International Duty.

As a result, Lewis Ward will start in goal for Town while there will be opportunities for other players to step up and impress.

Forest Green also have a player away on International Duty with Ebou Adams currently strutting his stuff for Gambia, while Udoka Godwin-Malife is still recovering from an injury.

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ONE TO WATCH

Jamille Matt has been on fire this season and is one of the top scorers in the EFL Sky Bet League Two with six goals on the year.

Matt is a tricky customer at this level and he will be a consistent threat tomorrow, one that Town will have to be wary of. 

A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS

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Rob Edwards, Forest Green Rovers Manager: "It will be a really exciting game between two good teams. I know we'll get a packed house as well, I think they'll have a good turnout, so we are really looking forward to it.

"They like to have the ball - they have got a really good way about them. They've got a really distinct style and they have the most possession in the league, so we have got to be ready.

"We've got to be good without the ball, we've got to be aggressive and we've got to be brave when we have the ball as well."

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Ben Garner, Swindon Town Head Coach: "They've had a really good start.

"They've been a good template for a League Two team with the way they've gone about their business in the last three or four seasons now.

"They had a really strong squad from last season, they've added to that, particularly in the midfield area and they are a strong team.

"They are very fit, very organised, they get good quality into their front players and they get lots of crosses into the box.

"They've had a really good start and we know we are going to have to go there and play very well, which we're looking to do.

"Jamille Matt is an excellent player in this league, he scores goals, he's a handful and they get good quality into him.

"We know what to expect, we know their strengths, we've worked hard on it this week but we are going there to win the game.

"As always, we'll be looking to impose our way of playing and go there and try and achieve the three points."

ELSEWHERE IN SKY BET LEAGUE TWO:

Tranmere Rovers v Colchester United (tonight, 7:45pm)

Barrow v Leyton Orient (3pm)

Bristol Rovers v Carlisle United (3pm)

Harrogate Town v Scunthorpe United (3pm)

Hartlepool United v Northampton Town (3pm)

Mansfield Town v Oldham Athletic (3pm)

Newport County v Bradford City (3pm)

Rochdale v Crawley Town (3pm)

Stevenage v Exeter City (3pm)

Sutton United v Port Vale (3pm)

Walsall v Salford City (3pm)

OFFICIALS

Referee - Paul Howard

Assistant Referee - Kevin Howick 

Assistant Referee - Matthew Smith

Fourth Official - Christopher Sarginson

FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE

Not heading to Forest Green on Saturday? 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.

The game will also be shown live on Sky Sports, and you can watch the game in the Legends Lounge at SN1.

Doors open at 10:30am, the bar will be open, breakfast rolls will be served for £4 and Town Owner Clem Morfuni will be watching the game with fans via Teams, as well as taking questions, before, during and after the game!

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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