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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Port Vale V Swindon Town

All you need to know

15 January 2022

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Swindon Town will be looking to bounce back when they take on Port Vale at Vale Park in the EFL Sky Bet League Two this afternoon.

Ben Garner's team are back on the road and they will be out to right some wrongs after losing 3-2 away at Mansfield Town on Tuesday night.

Kick-off for today's game is at 3pm.

Allow us to get you set for the game...

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LAST TIME WE MET

Tyreece Simpson getting on the scoresheet wasn't enough to prevent the Reds from slipping to a 2-1 defeat at The County Ground in the reverse fixture between these two teams earlier this season, with a brace from Ben Garrity sealing a win for the Valiants.

LAST FIVE

Season / Date Competition  Result  Town Scorers
2021-22 - 11 Sep (H) Sky Bet League Two 1-2 Simpson
2019-20 - 25 Jan (H) Sky Bet League Two 3-0 Legge (OG), Hope, Doughty
2019-20 - 29 Dec (A) Sky Bet League Two 2-0  
2018-19 - 16 Mar (H) Sky Bet League Two 0-0  
2018-19 - 24 Nov (A) Sky Bet League Two 0-1 Adebayo

FULL RECORD V PORT VALE

P W D L F A
88 35 20 33 122 114

TICKET NEWS

Town fans can purchase tickets on the day today at Port Vale, while those who need to collect can do so at the collection point just left of the turnstiles.

TEAM NEWS

Jack Payne and Mathieu Baudry remain out for Town while one other player was being assessed, but everyone else is fit and raring to go.

Defender Romoney Crichlow won't feature after being recalled by parent club Huddersfield Town earlier in the week.

A WORD FROM THE TOWN CAMP...

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Ben Garner, Swindon Town Head Coach: "They paid a couple of transfer fees for a couple of good players that are experienced at the level, so they’ve obviously looked to strengthen.

"We assess what they have done in this period. They’ve obviously had a Covid break as well, a long period without playing and that changes where clubs are, like it did for us.

"So, we learn from the previous game. They are a very committed and organised team - Darrell’s (Clarke’s) teams are always intense with and without the ball. We know that, we have to be prepared for that, but we have got a way of playing that we think can be successful.

"We have to commit to that, we have to believe in it, but we certainly have to have that intensity and focus that is needed to get three points against anyone in this league."

ELSEWHERE IN SKY BET LEAGUE TWO

Newport County v Harrogate Town (3pm)

Bradford City v Salford City (3pm)

Bristol Rovers v Hartlepool United (3pm)

Carlisle United v Crawley Town (3pm)

Colchester United v Barrow (3pm)

Exeter City v Scunthorpe United (3pm)

Mansfield Town v Walsall (3pm)

Northampton Town v Forest Green Rovers (3pm)

Stevenage v Sutton United (3pm)

Tranmere Rovers v Rochdale (3pm)

OFFICIALS

Referee - Andy Haines

Assistant Referee - Thomas Harty

Assistant Referee - Kevin Morris

Fourth Official - Andrew Hendley

FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE

Not making the trip to Port Vale today? 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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