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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Oldham Athletic V Swindon Town

Get set for Saturday's Game!

29 October 2021

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Swindon Town are back in EFL Sky Bet League Two action on Saturday when they take on Oldham Athletic at Boundary Park.

It is a long trip up north for the Reds this weekend as they look to maintain their stellar unbeaten record away from home.

Ben Garner's team will also be looking to bounce back after losing to Bradford City 3-1 at The County Ground last time out.

Oldham Athletic, meanwhile, are coming off a 0-0 draw with Carlisle United last weekend and they will be hoping to build some consistency as they look to start climbing up the table.

Allow us to get you set for tomorrow's game...

LAST TIME WE MET...

Goals from Kaiyne Woolery and Eoin Doyle steered Town to a 2-0 victory over the Latics at The County Ground on 14th December 2019.

LAST FIVE

Season / Date Competition  Result Town Scorers
2019-20 - 14 Dec (H) Sky Bet League Two 2-0  Woolery, Doyle
2018-19 - 13 Apr (A) Sky Bet League Two 2-2 Doughty, Bennett
2018-19 - 29 Sep (H) Sky Bet League Two 0-0   
2016-17 - 24 Sep (A) Sky Bet League Onw 0-2 Obika, Ormonde-Ottewill 
2015-16 - 5 Apr (A)  Sky Bet League One  2-0 

 

 

FULL RECORD V OLDHAM ATHLETIC 

P W D L F A
58 20 16 22 84

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TICKET NEWS

We have sold over 500 tickets for tomorrow's fixture.

For those who need to collect, you can collect your tickets from the Oldham ticket office on the day.

TEAM NEWS

Town are assessing the fitness of Captain Dion Conroy and one other player, but hope to have both available for tomorrow's game.

A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS: 

Keith Curle, Oldham Athletic Manager: “They've got some good players and they've got a style of play in which is to play football on along the floor.

“They got upset last week by Bradford City, their first goal came from a long throw and their second goal was a piece of good finishing. So, it just shows that everybody in this division has got weaknesses.

“Our game plan tomorrow is to make sure that we understand their strengths and how they want to play the game.

“We've got to nullify that and then we’ve got to be a threat going forwards, creating goals, getting numbers into the box and getting quality deliveries in the box and when you get the opportunity you’ve got to be ruthless.”

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Ben Garner, Swindon Town Head Coach: "Oldham have been mixed with their play.

"There have been games where I've looked at them and they've played out from the goalkeeper and tried to pass it through the pitch, and then other games they've gone a little bit more direct.

"They have a mix to how they play, they've been settled with their system and in recent weeks they've had some positive results.

"They beat Stevenage at home recently quite comprehensively, so we're certainly not taking Oldham lightly and we know it is going to be a tough game as every game in this division is. 

"We've prepared really well and we're going there full of confidence."

ELSEWHERE IN SKY BET LEAGUE TWO:

Northampton Town v Carlisle United (3pm)

Barrow v Rochdale (3pm)

Bradford City v Forest Green Rovers (3pm)

Colchester United v Scunthorpe United (3pm)

Crawley Town v Port Vale (3pm)

Harrogate Town v Bristol Rovers (3pm)

Leyton Orient v Hartlepool United (3pm)

Mansfield Town v Tranmere Rovers (3pm)

Newport County v Stevenage (3pm)

Salford City v Exeter City (3pm)

Sutton United v Walsall (3pm)

OFFICIALS

Referee - Anthony Backhouse

Assistant Referee - Richard Woodward

Assistant Referee - Paul Stonier

Fourth Official - Wayne Grunnil

FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE

Not heading to Oldham 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.

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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