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Match preview: Swindon Town (A)

1 April 2016

Steven Pressley's men travel to the County Ground on Saturday

Fleetwood Town hit the road on Saturday afternoon when they visit the County Ground for a Sky Bet League One fixture against Swindon Town.

Steven Pressley’s side go into the game having recorded a goalless draw away at Chesterfield over the Easter weekend, and the Cod Army will be hoping for a winning return in Wiltshire.

By contrast, Swindon were on the end of a 6-0 defeat at the hands of Scunthorpe United on Easter Monday, a result which leaves them 15th within the third-tier standings.

First-half strikes from Conor Townsend and Jordan Clarke put the Iron two to the good, before Hakeeb Adelakun, Paddy Madden and Tom Hopper’s brace completed the scoring at Glanford Park.

Team News

Nathan Pond is back in contention having been named amongst the substitutes at the Proact Stadium last weekend after recovering from his injury.

Bobby Grant will also return to the squad after serving his three match suspension following his straight red card at Burton Albion.

Antoni Sarcevic and Shola Ameobi are doubts for the Cod Army, while Danny Andrew and Bob Harris will both definitely miss out through injury.

Ticket and Travel

All tickets for Town’s game at Swindon must be purchased on the day at the County Ground.

Tickets will go on sale at 1.30pm at the away ticket office situated next to the away turnstiles. 

The travelling Cod Army will be situated in the Arkells Stand, with prices as follows:

Adults: £23 

Seniors (Over 65’s): £18 

Young Adult: £12 

Under 17: £8 

Under 11: £2

Supporters coaches will be departing Highbury at 8am, and are priced at £11 for season ticket holders and £22 for non-season ticket holders.

One to watch

Nicky Ajose has enjoyed a fruitful season in front of goal for Swindon, having netted on 22 occasions for the Robins, making him the club top scorer.

Born in Bury, Ajose started his playing career in the youth ranks at Manchester United, where he subsequently signed professional terms at Old Trafford in 2009.

Ajose spent the 2010/11 season back at hometown club Bury – scoring 13 goals in 28 appearances as the Shakers were promoted to League One.

He departed Manchester United in July 2011 without playing a game in United’s first-team, linking up at Peterborough United.

In four-years at London Road, Ajose would make 24 appearances for the Posh, netting the seven times.

Loan spells with Scunthorpe United, Chesterfield, Crawley Town, a return to Bury, and Swindon Town followed.

The 24-year-old signed for Leeds United on a permanent deal in August 2014, but was subsequently loaned out to League One side Crewe Alexandra in November of the same year. 

Whilst at Gresty Road, Ajose played a key role in helping the Railwaymen to survival, scoring eight goals in 27 appearances for the Cheshire outfit.

After leaving Leeds, the 24-year-old signed for Swindon Town on a free transfer, and has since impressed on a regular basis at the County Ground.

Listen Live

Phil Cunliffe will be the voice of action from the County Ground via Cod Army Player HD on Saturday afternoon.

After the match, interviews with manager Steven Pressley and a player will be available to subscribers.

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