Heartbreak. Town threw away a brilliant opportunity to beat Charlton Athletic yet failed thanks to a late, late equaliser. Danny Wilson must now motivate his side for the home clash with Yeovil Town on Monday. The Glovers will be full of confidance after comfortably beating Wycombe Wanderers.
Talking after the Charlton game Danny Wilson told the media that the Yeovil game ‘should be tasty and Yeovil will enjoy coming to Swindon. They won there last season so we know what they are capable of.’
Swindon Town Team News:
Charlie Austin suffered a minor knock in the 2-2 draw at Charlton. However, Danny Wilson was quick to reassure the fans that he would be available for the Yeovil fixture.
Alan O’Brien may replace Lescinel Jean-Francois in the starting line-up.
This fixture will mark the end of the loan spells of Alan Sheehan, Danny Ward and Ben Hutchinson.
Player to watch: PAYNTER & AUSTIN
Swindon Town have scored 10 times in the last 6 league games and they’ve been scored by either Paynter or Austin.
The supposed rookie has six while Paynter has four of them.
With the rest of the side failing to contribute in the goal department it’s important that these two do!
Yeovil Town Team News:
Glovers boss Terry Skiverton is likely to keep faith in the side that destroyed Wycombe Wanderers on Boxing Day.
Alex McCarthy (GK)
Richard Martin (GK)
Ben Roberts (GK)
Player to watch: JONATHAN OBIKA
He’s scored against Swindon in the past and despite appearing as a substitute of late he’s still been scoring in every other game.
Former Ipswich Town forward Ben Bowditch could also trouble the Town defence.
Match Facts & Stats
This will be Swindon’s 8th encounter with Yeovil in the 3rd tier since the Glovers rise from Non-League football.
So far it’s level with Swindon winning 3, losing 3 and drawing 1.
This is Swindon’s first return fixture of the season. Town went to Huish Park on September 5th and left with all three points thanks to a Terrell Forbes own goal.
Alex McCarthy, Craig Alcock (Andy Lindegaard 51′), Nathan Jones, Steven Caulker, Kieran Murtagh, Andy Welsh (Jean-Paul Kalala 78′), Ryan Mason, Nathan Smith, Sam Williams (Andre McCollin 22′), Jonathan Obika.
SNU: Stefan Stam, George O’Callaghan, Scott Murray, Richard Martin (GK).
David Lucas, Lescinel Jean-Francois, Gordon Greer, Scott Cuthbert, Kevin Amankwaah, Anthony McNamee (Tope Obadeyi 54′), Simon Ferry (Michael Timlin 80′), Jonathan Douglas, Jon-Paul McGovern, Ben Hutchinson (Lloyd Macklin 67′), Billy Paynter.
SNU: Sean Morrison, Callum Kennedy, Alex Revell, Phil Smith.
28/03/09: Yeovil Town 1-0 Swindon Town
YTFC: Jonathan Obika (33′)
20/12/08: Swindon Town 2-3 Yeovil Town
YTFC: Colin Alcock (10′)
YTFC: Lee Peltier (28′)
STFC: Michael Timlin (45′)
STFC: Jon-Paul McGovern (47′)
YTFC: Jerel Ifil o.g. (72′)
26/12/07: Yeovil Town 0-1 Swindon Town
STFC: Barry Corr (66′)
09/09/07: Swindon Town 0-1 Yeovil Town
YTFC: Lloyd Owusu (77′)
11/03/06: Yeovil Town 0-0 Swindon Town
27/10/05 Swindon Town 4-2 Yeovil Town
YTFC: Pablo Bastianini (1′)
STFC: Terry Skiverton o.g (24′)
STFC: Rory Fallon (50′)
STFC: Colin Heath (66′)
YTFC: Terry Skiverton (87′)
STFC: Christian Roberts (90′)
Played for Both Clubs
(league appearances & goals only)
Swindon Town legend Don Rogers had a brief loan spell with Yeovil in the 1970’s while fellow League Cup winner (and captain) Stan Harland was player-manager in Somerset during that spell.
YTFC: 53 (1)
STFC: 51 (4)
STFC: 33 (0)
YTFC: 75 (0)
STFC: 3 (0)
YTFC: 42 (2)
Others include Giuliano Grazioli, Leigh Barnard, Terry Hubbard and Paul Batty.
Swindon Town 2-1 Yeovil Town.
Next Fixture: Fulham
Swindon Town’s first fixture of the 10’s(!) is a trip to Craven Cottage on January 2nd.