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Garner on team availability for FGR

Gaffer updates on squad selection

8 October 2021

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Swindon Town Head Coach Ben Garner has given an update on his team selection for tomorrow's clash against Forest Green Rovers.

The Reds will be on the small screen on Saturday with the game being televised live on Sky Sports, with kick-off at the earlier time of 12pm.

Town are coming off a huge Derby Day victory over Bristol Rovers last week and will be full of confidence heading into tomorrow's clash against top of the table FGR. 

And, speaking at his pre-match press conference earlier today, Garner provided an update on team selection with Jojo Wollacott, Kaine Kesler-Hayden, Anthony Grant, Jonny Williams and Alex Gilbert all away on International Duty.

"Everyone else is fit," Garner told the local media.

"We're missing five lads who are away with their respective countries, but everyone else is fit and raring to go.

"We had a short-term loan lined up for a goalkeeper from a Championship club, who we wanted to come in, be on the bench and provide cover for Lewis Ward.

"We weren't allowed to do that because of regulations. If we brought a short-term loan in, that goalkeeper would have to play and that's not what we wanted.

"Lewis Ward is ready and keen to take his opportunity in the team, we just wanted some cover on the bench and a talented goalkeeper to be there if needed.

"We weren't allowed to do that so we are where we are."

Garner also went on to give some insight into when those players currently away on International Duty may be back at SN1.

"My understanding is that Jojo Wollacott will be available for Rochdale," Garner continued.

"The only player who won't be is Anthony Grant, who is going away today.

"He's been with us all week because he couldn't play their first game, but he flies today and he will miss Rochdale because he flies back next Saturday.

"Every other player that is away will be back and available for Rochdale."


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