Swindon Town vs Salford City: Match Preview – TrustSTFC

Swindon Town vs Salford City: Match Preview

Swindon Town are back at SN1 on Saturday afternoon and will be looking to make it four wins from the last four games as they take on Gary Bowyer Salford City side.

Swindon Town made it three wins from three on Tuesday evening under the lights with an enthralling display against Michael Flynn Walsall side. After a tough first thirty minutes, Swindon clicked in to gear with two goals before the half time whistle from Louie Barry and Ricky Aguiar. The pick of the goals came in the second half from Ricky Aguiar his second of the game, a wonderful team goal from back to front. The second half display was outstanding and it was refreshing to see, young players playing with freedom in the right set up. Hopefully, there is more to come from now until the rest of the season.

The switch from a 3-5-2 to a 4-3-3 which was used earlier in the season has worked wonders for the squad, its added freshness and directness to the play. The results have been proven pivotal; I know we have played three sides in the bottom half of the table. But three wins from three, scoring eleven and conceding 0. The latter has been so crucial.

Ben Garner said in his pre-match press conference that Ben Gladwin is going to be facing some time on the sideline, Gladwin picked up a hamstring injury in the 3-0 home win over Scunthorpe United. It was confirmed today that the midfielder picked up a grade two hamstring tear and would be out for seven to eight weeks. Dion Conroy is fit and available for action and Jack Payne is being eased back into contact training and will miss tomorrow game.

Predicted XI vs Salford City


Wollacott, Hunt, O’Brien, Cooper, Tomlinson, Reed, Iandolo, Aguiar, McKirdy, Barry, Davison.

Salford City are the visitors to the County Ground on Saturday afternoon, Gary Bowyer side are in eleventh in the league two standings with forty-four points from thirty-one games. Salford City are one of five clubs hovering above the final play off spot occupied by Mansfield Town with fifty points. Just six points separate Mansfield Town in seventh place to Hartlepool United in twelfth.

Salford City form to start 2022 has been inconsistent, started 2022 on the 8th January after no game since December 18th with a 2-0 away win over Newport County. A 1-1 home draw against Tranmere Rovers followed. A defeat to Bowyer former side at Bradford city followed, an away win at Port Vale. A shock 3-0 home defeat to Colchester United. Salford City bounced back with a 2-0 win over Barrow away from home. Final game of January was a 1-0 defeat at Northampton.

In February, Salford City are unbeaten. They have played just three games, two of the games against Port Vale and against Crawley Town were called off due to weather. Salford City have picked up seven points from nine in February. A 2-1 home win over Carlisle was followed by a 0-0 draw away at Sutton United. Then on the 12th February in Salford City last game, Salford City won 2-0 away at Leyton Orient with two goals in ten minutes in the second half from Liam Shephard and Theo Vassell.

By Scot Munroe

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