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Southend United vs Swindon preview - Hunt still out for Shrimpers

Posted Saturday, August 22, 2015 by PA38 hits

Southend are still without injured striker Noel Hunt for Saturday's Sky Bet League One match at home to Swindon. The Republic of Ireland international, who joined The Shimpers this summer after being released by Ipswich, is still sidelined with a foot injury, having missed the last two fixtures. Southend manager Phil Brown is hoping to recover Cian Bolger in time for the game as his side look ...Full Story »

Swindon 2 - 2 Port Vale : Vale snatch draw at the death

Posted Tuesday, August 18, 2015 by PA14 hits

Referee Brendan Malone was at the centre of late controversy as his decision to award Port Vale a 93rd-minute penalty helped earn the visitors a 2-2 Sky Bet League One draw at Swindon. Malone allowed a corner to be taken in the build-up to the goal despite Swindon full-back Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill requiring treatment after clearing the ball to hand Vale the set-piece. The official then bemuse...Full Story »

Swindon vs Port Vale preview - Cooper to monitor Byrne

Posted Tuesday, August 18, 2015 by PA32 hits

Manager Mark Cooper will have to run the rule over Nathan Byrne ahead of Swindon's home clash with Port Vale. BBC Wiltshire reported on Monday that Championship side Burnley were preparing a bid for the defender and Cooper will monitor the situation before deciding whether to include him in the squad. Michael Smith, who has also attracted interest, is expected to keep his place in attack with ...Full Story »

Bury 2 - 2 Swindon : Rodgers seals Swindon fightback

Posted Saturday, August 15, 2015 by PA8 hits

Bury let slip a two-goal lead as Swindon staged a late fightback to draw 2-2 at Gigg Lane. Tom Pope and Danny Mayor scored early in each half for the newly-promoted Shakers, while home striker Leon Clarke also missed a 20th-minute penalty. But Fabien Robert pulled one back for Swindon in the 74th minute before fellow substitute Brendan Rodgers curled in an 83rd-minute free-kick. Bury were in ...Full Story »

Bury vs Swindon preview - Lowe blow for Shakers

Posted Saturday, August 15, 2015 by PA12 hits

Bury are still without veteran striker Ryan Lowe for their Sky Bet League One clash against Swindon at Gigg Lane. The 36-year-old has missed the start of the season with an ankle injury and is spending the week with Football Association medical staff at St George's Park to aid his recovery. Fellow forward Daniel Nardiello is also out with a back problem and midfielder Craig Jones has a groin i...Full Story »

Swindon 4 - 1 Bradford AFC : Bantams blown away by Byrne

Posted Saturday, August 08, 2015 by PA15 hits

Nathan Byrne scored a hat-trick as Swindon came from behind to defeat Bradford 4-1 at the County Ground. But the Robins started the slower of the two sides and found themselves behind after Josh Morris' strike inside five minutes. The Bantams blew their chance to double their lead from the spot after 19 minutes when Billy Clarke's sluggish penalty-kick was easily smothered by Lawrence Vigourou...Full Story »

Swindon vs Bradford AFC preview - Robins aiming to bounce back

Posted Saturday, August 08, 2015 by PA78 hits

Swindon will aim to start the new season on a bright note as they begin their Sky Bet League One campaign at home against Bradford. The Robins were one game away from earning promotion to the Championship but suffered a heavy 4-0 Wembley defeat at the hands of Preston in the play-off final. Boss Mark Cooper will field an almost entirely new group of players having lost a total of 18 men this s...Full Story »

Preston North End 4 - 0 Swindon : Preston win promotion

Posted Sunday, May 24, 2015 by PA28 hits

Jermaine Beckford hit a Wembley hat-trick as Preston ended their play-off jinx at the 10th attempt. The striker, fittingly wearing the number 10 shirt, wrote his name in North End folklore as they swept aside Swindon 4-0 to clinch promotion to the Sky Bet Championship. Having lost their previous nine play-off campaigns - the worst record of any club - there were fears Preston would choke on th...Full Story »

Preston North End vs Swindon preview - Rivals seek cure for play-off pain

Posted Sunday, May 24, 2015 by PA66 hits

Rival managers Mark Cooper and Simon Grayson have urged their Swindon and Preston players to forget the past and focus on the present in Sunday's Sky Bet League One play-off final at Wembley. Swindon have failed on three previous occasions to win promotion to the second tier via the play-offs - in 2004, 2010 and 2013 - while Preston's anguish runs even deeper, having lost all nine of the previo...Full Story »

Preston North End vs Swindon preview - Preston fully armed at Wembley

Posted Sunday, May 24, 2015 by PA55 hits

Preston manager Simon Grayson has a full-strength squad and faces several selection dilemmas ahead of Sunday's Sky Bet League One play-off final against Swindon. Grayson has paid tribute to club physio Matt Jackson and fitness coach Tom Little for ensuring all his players fit as the club embarks on its 63rd game of the season. The Lilywhites boss added: "We have some tough calls to make. There...Full Story »

Swindon 5 : 5 Sheffield United - Robins go to Wembley after thriller

Posted Monday, May 11, 2015 by PA27 hits

Substitute Jonathan Obika eventually sent Swindon to Wembley as they edged Sheffield United 7-6 on aggregate after a thrilling 5-5 draw in their League One play-off semi-final second leg. The Swindon forward stepped off the bench to grab goal eight of 10 but it proved to be crucial as Town held on despite late strikes from Matt Done and Che Evans to book a tie with Preston at the national stadi...Full Story »

Swindon vs Sheffield United preview - No complacency from Cooper and co

Posted Monday, May 11, 2015 by PA53 hits

Swindon manager Mark Cooper insists his side know they have not reached Wembley just yet. The Robins took a massive step to reaching the Sky Bet League One play-off final at the national stadium when they registered a 2-1 semi-final first-leg win at Sheffield United on Thursday. The result - courtesy of second-half goals from Sam Ricketts and Nathan Byrne - means that if Cooper's men avoid def...Full Story »

Swindon vs Sheffield United preview - Robins to monitor Toffolo

Posted Monday, May 11, 2015 by PA35 hits

Swindon will assess the fitness of defender Harry Toffolo before naming their squad for the clash with Sheffield United. The Norwich loanee limped out of their draw with Colchester with a bruised thigh and then missed the 2-2 draw with Leyton Orient and the first leg at Bramall Lane but he could return to the matchday squad. Boss Mark Cooper raised eyebrows when he handed Jermaine Hylton just ...Full Story »

Hamburger 1 : 1 Swindon - Hamburg leave it late

Posted Friday, May 08, 2015 by PA71 hits

Hamburg defended their place above Freiburg in the Bundesliga fight for survival thanks to a last-gasp Gojko Kacar header at the Volksparkstadion on Friday night.The HSV defender rose to head in a last-minute goal which made it 1-1 and denied Freiburg all three points - which they would arguably have deserved for their performance in northern Germany.Instead, Admir Mehmedi's goal did not prove...Full Story »

Sheffield United 1 : 2 Swindon - Late goal gets Swindon in front

Posted Thursday, May 07, 2015 by PA17 hits

Swindon hold the advantage in their Sky Bet League One play-off semi-final with Sheffield United as Nathan Byrne inspired a 2-1 first-leg win at Bramall Lane. Byrne's trickery wreaked havoc with the Blades all evening but he left his biggest impact until the last moment as he struck a winner in the fourth minute of added time. The winger had earlier won a penalty, which Ben Gladwin missed, and...Full Story »

Sheffield United vs Swindon preview - Blades trio back for play-off

Posted Thursday, May 07, 2015 by PA77 hits

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough will have Jamie Murphy, Paul Coutts and Chris Basham available for the Sky Bet League One play-off semi-final first leg with Swindon. Murphy was rested for the final day of the regular campaign while Coutts (hamstring) and Basham (knee) were nursing injuries. Matty Done is rated as doubtful for both legs as the former Rochdale man struggles with a groin in...Full Story »

Swindon 2 - 2 Leyton Orient : O's down after Swindon comeback

Posted Sunday, May 03, 2015 by PA28 hits

Leyton Orient were relegated from SkyBet League One after surrendering a two-goal lead against 10-man Swindon Town, who fought back to draw 2-2 at the County Ground. Goals either side of half-time by Dean Cox and Chris Dagnall gave Orient a 2-0 cushion before Anton Rodgers replied for Swindon and Andy Williams levelled the scores with a late penalty. Orient had the opportunity to win the match...Full Story »

Swindon vs Leyton Orient preview - Robins waiting on a few

Posted Sunday, May 03, 2015 by PA20 hits

Swindon will check on a number of players ahead of the home clash with Leyton Orient. Captain Nathan Thompson (foot) and striker Jon Obika (back) missed the 1-1 draw at Colchester on Tuesday night and the pair will be monitored ahead of kick-off while Massimo Luongo has a slight ankle strain. Harry Toffolo will miss out with a dead leg and boss Mark Cooper may decide to shuffle his pack once m...Full Story »

Colchester United 1 - 1 Swindon: Colchester still in mire

Posted Tuesday, April 28, 2015 by PA31 hits

Relegation-haunted Colchester remain a point adrift of safety with one game remaining after drawing 1-1 with Swindon Town. Colchester took the lead after just 37 seconds through Jacob Murphy, who converted Gavin Massey's low cross from close range. The first half was an open affair, with Colchester enjoying the bulk of the chances. Massey and Alex Gilbey both went close, while Chris Porter fi...Full Story »

Colchester vs Swindon preview - Humes to keep the faith

Posted Tuesday, April 28, 2015 by PA60 hits

Colchester boss Tony Humes could field the same starting line-up for the for the third game running in the home game against Swindon. Humes has no new selection issues as the U's bid to climb out of the bottom four and give their survival hopes a major boost going into the final day of the season. Skipper David Fox has made a timely return to action in the last two matches following a foot inj...Full Story »

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