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Scott Lindsey on Arsenal U21s Test

Town Assistant Coach speaks ahead of game

7 September 2021

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Swindon Town Assistant Coach Scott Lindsey is looking forward to seeing his team pit their wits against a different kind of opposition tonight.

The Reds take on Arsenal U21s in the Papa John's Trophy at The County Ground tonight - 7pm Kick-Off - and Lindsey feels it will be a great opportunity for certain players in the team to get some valuable minutes in the tank. 

"It is brilliant and it is perfect for us because we can have a look at some of the players that haven't played a lot of minutes, so it is important they get some minutes as well and it is important that they play," Lindsey told the local media. 

"We're really looking forward to the game.

"There are a lot of players we want to see and want to look at and it is great for them because they get valuable minutes in their legs.

"Arsenal have got a lot of numbers to pick from.

"They've got a big squad so we're not really sure on what they will do in terms of personnel, but I think they will play very similar to what they have done.

"We've watched a few of their games and we understand how they play and there is a pattern to how they play, but they've got a lot of players to choose from so we aren't sure what team they will play.

"It should be a good spectacle in terms of both teams wanting to play in the right manner.

"With our younger players playing as well, we feel it will be a good game to watch."

Lindsey also went on to detail what the management team are thinking in regards to team selection ahead of tonight's game, as well as providing an update on those currently sidelined with injury.

"There are certain restrictions we have to abide by in terms of players having to play who played the week before or players who have played a certain amount of games, so it will be a mixed team with some youngsters involved as well," Lindsey continued.

"Jordan Lyden and Mathieu Baudry are still in the early part of their recovery, they are joining in small parts of the training so tonight will be too soon for them to be involved in the game."

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