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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Hartlepool United V Swindon Town

Get ready for Saturday

22 April 2022

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Swindon Town face another huge game in the EFL Sky Bet League Two on Saturday as they take on Hartlepool United.

Ben Garner's team face a long trip up north to The Suit Direct Stadium tomorrow (3pm Kick-Off), with a return to winning ways key if they want to maintain their push for the Playoffs.

Hartlepool have lost four of their last six outings but, with their form generally good at home, they will be hoping to finish their first season back in the EFL on a high.

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

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LAST TIME OUT

Goals from Jonny Williams, Tyreece Simpson and Jack Payne were enough to secure a convincing 3-1 win for Town against Hartlepool at SN1 in November 2021.

LAST FIVE

Season / Date Competition Result Town Scorers
2021-22 - 23rd Nov (H) Sky Bet League Two 3-1 Williams, Simpson, Payne 
2012-13 - 9th Feb (H) Sky Bet League One  1-1  Ferry 
2012-13 - 18th Aug (A) Sky Bet League One 0-0  
2010-11 - 2nd Apr (H) Sky Bet League One 1-1 Ritchie 
2010-11 - 14th Aug (A) Sky Bet League One 2-2 Dossevi, Austin 

FULL RECORD V HARTLEPOOL

P W D L F A
30 12 12 6 41 32

TICKET NEWS

There will be tickets available on the day, but these will increase by £1 on the day.

TEAM NEWS

Town have been handed a boost ahead of tomorrow's game with Harry McKirdy back in the squad after recovering from a calf injury, although both Rob Hunt (calf) and Joe Tomlinson (knee) have been ruled out for the season.

For Hartlepool, Luke Molynuex could start after working his way back from injury, while both Jamie Sterry and Timi Odusina are also in contention for the hosts.

A WORD THE TOWN CAMP

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Ben Garner, Swindon Town Head Coach: "They will want to finish strong now.

"They will want to turn this little run around and their home form has generally been pretty good over the season for them, so it isn't an easy place to go.

"We'll just have to focus on us and we know what we have to do to go and get a result.

"We have to go and do it.

"We need to get three points tomorrow, we need a good performance and let's get a win on the board and see where that takes us going into the last three."

ELSEWHERE IN THE SKY BET LEAGUE TWO

Barrow v Sutton United (3pm)

Bradford City v Scunthorpe United (3pm)

Bristol Rovers v Forest Green Rovers (3pm)

Exeter City v Rochdale (3pm)

Harrogate Town v Carlisle United (3pm)

Leyton Orient v Northampton Town (3pm)

Mansfield Town v Crawley Town (3pm)

Oldham Athletic v Salford City (3pm)

Stevenage v Tranmere Rovers (3pm)

Walsall v Port Vale (3pm)

OFFICIALS

Referee - Andy Haines

Assistant Referees - Billy Smallwood & Ivan Stankovic

Fourth Official - Adam Herczeg

FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE

Not at Hartlepool 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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