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Preview: Swindon Town (A)

1 April 2021

Blackpool will be looking to make it five straight away wins on Good Friday, as they travel to the County Ground to take on Swindon Town.

The Seasiders come into the Easter period in a rich vein of form, having not suffered defeat in 11 matches, going back to the 2-0 loss at Ipswich Town in mid-February.

Since that time, Neil Critchley’s men have picked up 23 points from a possible 33 which include victories over the likes of Peterborough United, Portsmouth and Charlton Athletic.

Friday’s hosts are deep in a relegation battle to stay in League One at the first time of asking, having won League Two last season. The Robins lost four straight games in March before picking up impressive wins at Fleetwood Town and Bristol Rovers in their last two matches.

Blackpool come into Friday’s game in seventh place in League One – just one point off Gillingham in the final play-off place, but with four games in hand. Swindon are in 19th position with nine games of their season to go.

Team News:

Marvin Ekpiteta continues his recovery from injury and is getting closer to a return to action. James Husband could feature over Easter, having missed the last two matches through injury. Dan Ballard returns from international duty with Northern Ireland and could also feature at some point over the extended weekend.

Last Time We Met:

The Seasiders secured all three points in a 2-0 win over Swindon at Bloomfield Road back in September in the only match Blackpool have hosted in front of supporters this season. CJ Hamilton grabbed both goals in front of 2,000 Blackpool supporters.

The Key Player: Scott Twine

21-year-old Scott Twine is a product of Swindon’s Academy, with this being his breakthrough season for the Club. The attacking-midfielder spent the first half of the season on loan at Newport before being recalled in January, going on to score five goals in 16 appearances for the Club since the turn of the year.

Neil Critchley:

“They’ve had two really good results away from home lately, and it seems they’ve found a way of winning matches with the players there. They’re fighting for the lives to stay in this division, and they’ll be looking to back those away wins up at home on Friday. It will be a tough game for us.”

Watch The Match Live:

The game at the County Ground is available to watch live on iFollow.

Supporters can purchase a match pass for the game for £10, here.

Kick off is 3pm.


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