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Preview: Cheltenham V Swindon

6 October 2017

It’s derby day on Saturday at the LCI Rail Stadium as Cheltenham Town welcome Swindon Town in Sky Bet League Two (kick-off 3pm).

The Robins are flying high after going four games undefeated in the league, including a first away win since February last time out as they beat Chesterfield.

Swindon have won four of the last six in the league and currently occupy ninth spot in the standings. And they have been particularly impressive on the road, with a solitary defeat to Notts County the only game they have come unstuck.

The Opposition:

Swindon Town are one of the top travelers in Sky Bet League Two – but they do have an unwanted record at Whaddon Road.

The Robins have not scored in their last three visits to Gloucestershire and failed to win any of the games.

Manager David Flitcroft his urged his team to banish that record tomorrow and was in the crowd on Tuesday night for the Checkatrade Trophy clash with Forest Green to sample the atmosphere.

“The away support has been exceptional this season so we need to give them something to shout about. They’ve been amazing.

“We go there and we know what to expect. I was at the Cheltenham game on Tuesday so we’ve got a flavor of what to expect.”

Team News:

Cheltenham team news: The Robins will monitor the fitness of midfielder Kevin Dawson, after he missed the away fixture at Chesterfield. Striker Freddie Hinds will also be assessed after a tight hamstring against Forest Green Rovers. Jaanai Gordon and Jordon Forster remain long-term injury casualties.

Swindon team news: First choice goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux will miss the game at the LCI Rail Stadium after being handed a four-game ban. He will be replaced by Reice Charles-Cook. Will Henry, recently called into the England U20 squad will be on the bench. Striker Luke Norris is set to return after a shoulder knock, but full back Chris Hussey will be missing with a groin injury.  

The man in the middle:

Merseyside official Robert Jones – who has handed out 28 yellow cards and two red card in 11 games this season - will take charge of the league game at the LCI Rail Stadium. He will be assisted by Andrew Aylott, Thomas Harty and fourth official Brett Huxtable.

Last time we met:

08/11/14 – Cheltenham 5-0 Swindon Town (FA Cup)

10/03/12 – Swindon Town 1-0 Cheltenham (L2)

13/08/11 – Chelteham 1-0 Swindon Town (L2)

03/03/09 – Swindon Town 2-2 Cheltenham (L1)

16/08/08 – Cheltenham 2-0 Swindon Town (L1)

Ticket Information:

Supporters are advised to buy tickets in advance of the encounter with Swindon Town at the LCI Rail Stadium - with seats selling fast.

The Ticket Office has been extremely busy at the stadium all week as fans snap up tickets for the derby day clash.

Fans will be able to buy tickets in person at the Ticket Office on Friday between 10am and 3pm. You can also buy online by clicking HERE until Friday afternoon at 4pm.

On matchday, the Ticket Office will open from 12noon for collections and limited seating will also be available for fans wishing to pay by card.

All remaining seats will be available for cash purchasers on the turnstiles from 1.30pm.

Fans collecting pre-paid tickets are asked to arrive early to avoid the queues and to enable easy access into the stadium.

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