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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Swindon Town V Exeter City

All you need to know ahead of Saturday

4 February 2022

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Swindon Town will be on the hunt for a huge three points when they take on Exeter City at The County Ground on Saturday.

Ben Garner's team take on The Grecians in the EFL Sky Bet League Two tomorrow - 3pm Kick-Off - with a win of the utmost importance for both teams.

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

LAST TIME WE MET

Two goals from Tyler Smith and a Matt Palmer strike were not enough as Town suffered a 4-3 defeat to Exeter City in the Group Stages of the EFL Trophy on October, 6th, 2020.

LAST FIVE

Season / Date Competition  Result  Town Scorers
2020-21 - 6 Oct (H) EFL Trophy 3-4 T Smith (2), Palmer
2019-20 - 1 Feb (H) Sky Bet League Two 2-1 Collins (OG), Hope
2019-20 - 17 Aug (A) Sky Bet League Two 1-1 Doyle
2018-19 - 1 Jan (H) Sky Bet League Two 0-2  
2018-19 - 13 Oct (A) Sky Bet League Two 2-0  

FULL RECORD V EXETER CITY

P W D L F A
119 51 33 35 200

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TICKET NEWS

There will be no ticket sales on the day on Saturday.

Town fans can, however, buy tickets online NOW and up until kick-off tomorrow by clicking RIGHT HERE.

TEAM NEWS

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Josh Davison could be available after scan results on his hamstring were positive, while Mathieu Baudry is now available after a long lay-off.

Defender Akin Odimayo is also fine and Deadline Day signing, Joe Tomlinson, could make his debut, but tomorrow will come too soon for Jack Payne.

A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS

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Ben Garner, Swindon Town Head Coach: "I expect a tough test and I think it will be a good game.

"They've got a good squad, they have been a really well run club for a number of years now, Matt Taylor has done a good job since taking over and they are capable of passing the ball well.

"I saw them not long ago against Forest Green live, they were very good on the night and deserved to win, and I've watched a lot of them this week.

"They can certainly punish on the counter-attack, they've got players who can do that very, very quickly and with quality, so we need to be aware of that, we need to have good security behind the ball when we attack, and we need to press well when they've got the ball because they can pass well and they can open teams up.

"It would be lovely (to extend the gap in the table over Exeter). We want the win."

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Matt Taylor, Exeter City Manager: "It is great to see the feel good factor back at Swindon after everything they have been through.

"We have said today that you want to play in front of good crowds on a good pitch. Our away fans travel so well and I know they will be well supported as well. It feels like a bigger game even though there are still 19 or 20 games to go this season because of where the two teams are in the table.

"Both sets of fans will be going there with certain expectations."

ELSEWHERE IN SKY BET LEAGUE TWO

Harrogate Town v Bradford City (1pm)

Barrow v Tranmere Rovers (3pm)

Crawley Town v Stevenage (3pm)

Forest Green Rovers v Newport County (3pm)

Leyton Orient v Colchester United (3pm)

Rochdale v Carlisle United (3pm)

Salford City v Port Vale (3pm)

Scunthorpe United v Oldham Athletic (3pm)

Sutton United v Bristol Rovers (3pm)

Walsall v Northampton Town (3pm)

OFFICIALS

Referee - Darren Drysdale

Assistant Referee - Leigh Crowhurst

Assistant Referee - Andrew Aylott

Fourth Official - Andy Bennet

FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE

Not at The County Ground 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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