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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Harrogate Town V Swindon Town

Get ready for our Good Friday clash!

14 April 2022

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Swindon Town face a long trip north on Good Friday as they take on Harrogate Town in the EFL Sky Bet League Two.

In what is the first of two crucial games this Easter weekend, the Reds take on Simon Weaver's team with a big three points on the line. 

Town are without a win in three games while Harrogate have lost two straight and four of their last six, so this is a big game for both teams.

Let's get you set for the game...

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LAST TIME OUT...

A Jack Payne penalty rescued a point for Town in a 1-1 draw with Harrogate in November 2021 at SN1, in what was the first-ever meeting between the two teams. 

TICKET NEWS

There will be NO ticket sales on the day for away fans.

TEAM NEWS

Harry McKirdy remains out for the Reds while Jonny Williams is a slight concern with a rib injury, but Harry Parsons could be involved after recovering from illness in the week. 

Harrogate Keeper Mark Oxley recently broke his leg so he's out for this Good Friday clash, joining Lewis Page, Josh Falkingham, Brahima Diarra and Lewis Richards on the sidelines.

Jack Muldoon, Simon Power and Calum Kavanagh are all doubts for the injury-ravaged hosts.

A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS: 

Simon Weaver, Harrogate Town Manager: "I'm really looking forward to Friday. The weather helps and we've turned up to training today and everybody's been up for it, they can guarantee that for hopefully a lot of supporters turning up tomorrow.

"Certainly we will be encouraging them, they're a good group and I think if we can gain a win tomorrow it really gives that boost of confidence that all sportsmen need."

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Ben Garner, Swindon Town Head Coach: "I’m expecting a tough game in terms of that and there are areas I think we can be strong in and that can help us to perform and win the game."

"I have got full respect for them for what they have achieved as a football club and how they play and how they go about things.

"I haven’t (been there before), so it is a new one for me and I’m looking forward to that as well." 

ELSEWHERE IN THE SKY BET LEAGUE TWO

Exeter City v Colchester United (1pm)

Barrow v Forest Green Rovers (3pm)

Bradford City v Tranmere Rovers (3pm)

Bristol Rovers v Salford City (3pm)

Hartlepool United v Port Vale (3pm)

Leyton Orient v Scunthorpe United (3pm)

Mansfield Town v Sutton United (3pm)

Newport County v Crawley Town (3pm)

Oldham Athletic v Northampton Town (3pm)

Stevenage v Rochdale (3pm)

Walsall v Carlisle United (3pm)

OFFICIALS

Referee - Scott Oldham

Assistant Referees - Richard Wigglesworth & Mark Jones

Fourth Official - Peter Gooch

FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE

Not at Harrogate 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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