Swindon look to maintain a unbeaten run at Northampton
Vital Quotes: Swindon
While talking to BBC Radio Swindon Danny Wilson emphasised that Town were still in major danger of getting relegated: ‘I’ll keep stressing’ stated Wilson ‘we’ve got a hell of a long way to go. We’re still in an area where we’re very vulnerable and a couple of bad results can put us right back into it.’
Northampton Town Team News:
Former Town transfer target Adebayo Akinfenwa is expected to play up front while Cobblers captain Chris Doig is out with an achilles injury.
Chelsea loanee Carl Magnay is out so Jason Crowe will deputise.
Player to watch: Adebayo Akinfenwa
Was set to sign a 1 year deal with Swindon back in the summer of 2007 until Paul Sturrock withdrew the offer on medical grounds.
He’s Northampton’s top marksman this season and will no doubt want to add to his tally.
Swindon Town Team News:
After being injured against Hereford, Jamie Vincent is rated at 50/50 for tonights fixture – Jack Smith will be the obvious replacement if need be.
Patrick Kanyuka and JP McGovern are still struggling and won’t play while Peacock, Corr and Aljofree are out for the season.
Player to watch: Simon Cox
Cox turned down Northampton in favour of Swindon. He’s scoring again and he’ll be a major threat.
Match Facts & Stats
Last Meeting – 21/10/08
Swindon Town 2-1 Northampton Town
STFC: Paynter ’48
TFC: Cox ’61
TFC: Coke ’90
Swindon: Brezovan, J. Smith, Aljofree, Morrison, Timlin, McGovern, Pook, Peacock (Easton 78), McNamee, Cox, Paynter
Subs not used: P. Smith, Amankwaah, Nalis
Northampton: Fielding, Crowe, Hughes, Doig, Jackman, Gilligan (Akinfenwa 63), Osman (Coke 62), Guttridge, Holt (Dolman 82), Hawley, Constantine
Subs not used: Dunn, Henderson
Previous Encounters This Decade
02/02/08: STFC 1-1 NTFC
1/08/07: NTFC 1-1 STFC
8/03/03: NTFC 1-0 STFC
1/09/02: STFC 2-0 NTFC
2/02/02: STFC 2-1 NTFC
9/09/01: NTFC 1-1 STFC
7/04/01: STFC 1-1 NTFC
2/12/00: NTFC 0-1 STFC
Overall Record Vs. Northampton Town
130 matches played
6 Swindon wins
8 Northampton wins
Played for Both Clubs
Alan Mayes, David Syrett, Simon Cox, Herbert Chapman, Jason Drysdale, Petr Mikolanda and Bobby Barnes are among those who have played for both clubs.
Meanwhile Swindon Town legend Colin Calderwood managed the Cobblers and former Town manager Louis Page played for them during his playing career.
Swindon visit Yeovil on Saturday 28th March at 3:00pm.