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Swindon match preview

24 February 2014

A look ahead to Tuesday night's action

Reds are back on the road on Tuesday when we visit the County Ground to face Swindon Town, kick off 7.45pm

 

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Steven Rushton

Assistants: Keith Lawson and Geoffrey Russell

Fourth Official: Adam Matthews

 

TEAM NEWS

Reds are without Billy Clarke, who starts a two-match ban.

Nile Ranger (hamstring) and Alex Pritchard (ankle) and Ryan Mason (ankle) are out for the home side while Grant Hall, Wes Foderingham (hip) and Louis Thompson faces fitness checks. Nathan Thompson and Jay McEveley are available after serving one-match bans in the 2-0 defeat to Orient on Saturday.

 

VIEW FROM INSIDE THE CAMP

John Gregory: “They have the third-best home record in the league and it’s a ground where we have often struggled in the past. But we got a great result on Saturday and we feel confident that we can build on it on Tuesday.”

 

Mark Cooper (Swindon manager): ““We have got a way we have to play, we’ve had some good results with it this season and we’re going to have some frustrating times but in the long run we’ll be far better for it.”

 

You can watch a preview video with John Gregory on our Youtube channel.

 

WE’VE MET BEFORE

This will be the sixth League meeting between the clubs and Reds have yet to win. Our two previous trips to Swindon have ended in 3-0 defeats and the Robins also won 3-0 at Crawley in 2011. Last season it finished 1-1 while the reverse fixture ended in a 0-0 draw in November and was Richie Barker’s last game in charge. In the FA Cup Reds drew 1-1 with Swindon in a second round tie in 2010 and then won the replay 3-2 after extra time.

 

FORM GUIDE

Reds have lost just three of their last 15 in all competitions and are unbeaten in four in the league.

Swindon have won three, drawn four and lost four in league and cup since the turn of the year.

 

TUESDAY’S OTHER GAMES

Colchester v Sheffield United

Oldham v MK Dons

Preston v Rotherham

Stevenage v Crewe

 

GOING TO THE MATCH?

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MATCH COVERAGE

You can follow the game with live commentary on Reds Player. To enjoy a free 14-day Reds Player trial or listen to the game click here.

We will be running our live blog on The Reds Wall throughout the game and you can react to the action.

There are also live updates through the club's Twitter feed and the latest news on our Facebook page as well.

 


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