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Preview: Swindon V Robins

9 March 2018

Match Previews

Preview: Swindon V Robins

9 March 2018

Cheltenham Town make the short trip to Swindon Town to face the other Robins of the division at The Energy Check County Ground on Saturday in Sky Bet League Two (kick-off 3pm).

Gary Johnson’s men are buoyed by impressive results against high-flying Luton Town and Notts County in recent league games.

Swindon – currently seventh and in the final play-off place - will play a first game under the guidance of caretaker manager Matt Taylor.

Taylor took charge after David Flitcroft left to move to Mansfield Town.

When then teams met earlier in the season the game ended 2-1 at the LCI Rail Stadium as Brian Graham and Danny Wright – with a dramatic injury time winner after earlier missing a penalty - scored the vital goals.

The Opposition:

Matt Taylor has vowed to maintain Swindon Town's promotion push following the recent departure of manager David Flitcroft.

The midfielder has been put in charge by chairman Lee Power and his first game will be against Cheltenham Town.

“I've been asked to help the club and it's an opportunity for me to gain some experience," he said. "But it's not about Matt Taylor, it's about can we galvanise this team into pushing for promotion for as long as I'm asked to do so. I believe we can."

Taylor also has no intention of putting his boots aside during his spell as interim boss, during which he will be assisted by goalkeeping coach Dean Thornton.

"I'll be player-manager until I am told otherwise or until the club decide they are going to appoint somebody else. But that's irrelevant to me. What's important for me now, and Dean is what we do is prepare the team correctly," he added.

"It's about every single individual giving their all, 100% commitment to everything that is asked of them, and that includes me. I can't ask for any more than that."

Team News:

Cheltenham team news: Midfielder Harry Pell misses the game as he completes a two-match suspension after piling up too many bookings in Sky Bet League Two. Nigel Atangana is set to make a recovery after coming off in midweek against Notts County.

Swindon team news: Defender Chris Hussey is back in training, having missed the majority of the season due to a string of niggling injuries. The game will come too soon for Amine Linganzi and Donal McDermott.

The man in the middle:

Huddersfield-based referee Tom Nield – who has taken charge of 23 games this season and handed out 56 yellow cards and two red cards - will take charge of the league clash at Kenilworth Road. He will be assisted by Oliver Bickle, Michael Webb and fourth official Marvyn Amphlett.

Last time we met:

07/10/17 – Cheltenham Town 2-1 Swindon Town (L2)

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

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

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

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

Ticket Information:

Prices from our Ticket Office can be seen below and they will be on sale from the LCI Rail Stadium until 1pm on Friday (March 9).

  • Adults - £23
  • Seniors (65+) - £17
  • Under-21s - £10
  • Under-18s - £6
  • Under-11 - £2

Disabled and carer (if required) tickets can also be bought from the Ticket Office at the LCI Rail Stadium.

We also have three supporter coaches going to Swindon, that will leave at 12noon, with places available now:

  • Members: £8 adults, £6 concessions
  • Non-members: £10 adults, £8 concessions

For further information call the Ticket Office at the LCI Rail Stadium on 01242 573558 (option 1) or email tickets@ctfc.com


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