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The Match: Swindon Town

2 October 2015

Guide To Saturday's Game

With their tails up after Tuesday’s impressive victory, Blackpool go in search of back-to-back wins for the first time in more than two years this weekend.

Off the bottom of the table and looking up, Blackpool take on a Swindon Town side without a win in four matches going into the fixture.

Team News
Lloyd Jones will miss out after returning to Liverpool for scans on the ankle injury he picked up in the week. Tom Aldred comes back into contention however, after missing out through concussion. 

Swindon are expected to be without captain Nathan Thompson and striker Wes Thomas, who previously had a loan spell at Bloomfield Road.

They could hand a debut to Momar Bangoura, who joined The Robins on Friday, but Jordan Willliams is a doubt with fluid to his knee. 

Manager Quotes
Neil McDonald: “We’re going to have to be on the top of our game again. We’ll have faced two teams who were in the play-offs last year and we’ve already got three points, which gives us plenty of confidence going into the game.”

Mark Cooper: “They got their first win on Tuesday night which is a bit of a monkey off their back so I’m pretty pleased they did that before they played us. They have a couple of lively forwards and I’m sure they’ll fancy their chances on Saturday.” 

Match Officials
David Webb will be back at Bloomfield Road for the first time since March to take charge of Saturday’s fixture. Gary Hilton and James Wilson will run the lines, while the fourth official will be Darren Strain.

Ticket News
Supporters can pay on the day at Bloomfield Road. Swindon have sold over 500 tickets and more can pay on the day from the away ticket booth, which opens at 1:30pm on Saturday. 

Emmerson Boyce and Colin Doyle are the subject of the main interviews inside Up The Pool, with the experienced duo telling their stories. Neil McDonald, John Herron, David Norris and Tyrell Belford also feature inside.

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