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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Swindon Town V Walsall

Get ready for tonight's game

22 February 2022

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Swindon Town have home comforts to look forward to again with Walsall the visitors to The County Ground in the EFL Sky Bet League Two this evening.

Ben Garner's team come into tonight's contest - 7:45pm Kick-Off - having won back-to-back games, both by 3-0 scorelines, including a 3-0 win away at Carlisle United last time out.

Walsall, meanwhile, have also won their last two games, including a superb 1-0 win against league leaders Forest Green Rovers at the weekend in the first game under new Manager Michael Flynn.

Allow us to get you set for a big game of football tonight...

LAST TIME WE MET...

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The last encounter between these two teams was a memorable one for Town with goals from Tyreece Simpson and Kaine Kesler-Hayden sealing a 2-1 win against Walsall at The Bescot Stadium in the Emirates FA Cup, setting up a mouthwatering Third-Round Tie against Manchester City.

LAST FIVE

Season / Date Competition  Result  Town Scorers
2021-22 - 4 Dec (A) Emirates FA Cup 1-2 Simpson, Kesler-Hayden
2019-20 - 2 Nov (H) Sky Bet League Two 2-1 Doyle, Jaiyesimi 
2016-17 - 17 Apr (A) Sky Bet League One 1-0  
2016-17 - 22 Oct (H) Sky Bet League One 0-2  
2015-16 - 19 Apr (A) Sky Bet League One 1-1 Doughty

FULL RECORD V WALSALL

P W D L F A
100 37 29 34 150 151

TICKET NEWS

Town fans can purchase tickets in person prior to kick-off, and online right up until half-time by clicking HERE.

TEAM NEWS

Dion Conroy could come back into the fold for Town having recovered from an Achilles injury, while Jack Payne (knee) will be assessed prior to kick-off.

A WORD FROM THE TOWN CAMP

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Ben Garner, Swindon Town Head Coach: "They've won their last two so they've won one when Neil McDonald took charge and one on Saturday with Michael Flynn.

"I watched them play Scunthorpe the game before and they were very unlucky to lose the game. They had a lot of chances early on and the game could have easily been won but, unfortunately, it cost Matt Taylor his job.

"They've been performing to a decent level anyway and they've had two back-to-back wins now, and Michael Flynn coming in will give them a lift and new motivation.

"He'll be looking to get his ideas across very quickly and he's always done very well in this division. I thought he did a really, really good job at Newport and they've got a good squad there at Walsall with some really talented players.

"They are physically a very strong side, really good athleticism throughout their team and they've got good strengths and attributes that we're well aware of."

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Rochdale v Port Vale (7:45pm)

Scunthorpe United v Northampton Town (7:45pm)

OFFICIALS

Referee - Brett Huxtable

Assistant Referee - Dean Treleaven 

Assistant Referee - Joseph Stokes

Fourth Official - Paul Kell

FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE

Not at The County Ground tonight? 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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