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Match Preview: Swindon Town v Bristol Rovers

20 November 2020

All the info ahead of Saturday's fixture...

New Manager Paul Tisdale will take charge of the Gas for the first time this weekend, following his appointment at the Mem on Thursday. 

Saturday's fixture has the added zest of a local derby, with both sides on the lookout for three points to aid a rise up the league standings.

Rovers sit two points ahead of Swindon ahead of Saturday's encounter, that is available to watch live on iFollow. 

Manager's Preview...

Saturday will see new Rovers boss in the dugout for the first time.

Following his appointment in the role on Thursday, Paul sat down with us to discuss a whole host of topics, including Saturday's fixture. 


First Interview: Paul Tisdale

Opposition View...

Swindon appointed John Sheridan to replace the Richie Wellens last week, as the former Plymouth and Chesterfield boss took charge of Swindon for the first time last weekend against Shrewsbury, with the game ending 3-3. 

On Tuesday, Swindon were beaten heavily at home against Accrington Stanely, losing out 3-0.

Swindon Town provided an injury update through its official site, saying, "Diallang Jaiyesimi returned to running on the training pitch today and Dion Donohue will be in the matchday squad. Zeki Fryers, Jordan Lyden and Tyler Smith are still a few weeks away from match fitness and Ellis Iandolo will be out of action for approximately 6-8 weeks following his injury at Forest Green."


Form Guide...

Swindon have had a tough start to life in the third tier and currently sit in 20th spot in the league standings.

The three wins they have managed in the league have come against Burton, Rochdale and Hull City - all at the County Ground. 

Former Gas loanee, Tyler Smith has two goals to his name this term, while Joel Grant, Anthony Grant, Hallum Hope and Matthew Smith all feature on the scoresheet twice. 


How to watch...

Saturday's game is available to watch live on iFollow!

It's important that fans sign up to watch via the games via the Rovers Official website - to ensure the Club receives a percentage of the revenue generated by match pass sales.

The link below has all the information you will need to watch tomorrow's game.


Catch Saturday's game LIVE on iFollow!

Last Encounter...

The last meeting between the two sides took place last season the EFL Trophy. On that occasion, it was Mark Little goal midway through the second half that allowed the Gas to take the win. Take a look back at the highlights below.


Match Action: Bristol Rovers 1-0 Swindon Town

Around the grounds...

There's a full showcase of Sky Bet League One action this weekend. The contest between Doncaster and Sunderland catches the eye, as does Plymouth's trip to Fleetwood. Around Rovers in the league, Rochdale host AFC Wimbledon, while Gillingham host Charlton. If results favour the Gas on the weekend, three points could see them climb five places, with a game in hand on many of the teams in the division.

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