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PREVIEW: SWINDON TOWN (A)

13 November 2015

The Iron will be hoping to continue their excellent form when they travel to Swindon on Saturday.

Mark Robins’ side enjoyed success in the FA Cup last weekend, meaning they have now won six out of their last seven matches.

Striker Paddy Madden will hope to continue his own personal form against an out of form Swindon side that have not won since September.

Martin Ling has taken over managerial duties from Mark Cooper and finds his side 23rd in League One, but only three points off safety.

He will hope striker Nicky Ajose can continue to find the net to help his side climb out of danger and back up the table.




Nicky Ajose has proved to be a bright spark in what has been a disappointing start to the season so far for Swindon.

The striker has found the net five times in all competitions, including a goal in their FA Cup defeat against Rochdale last weekend.

He started his career at Manchester United, but failed to make a first team impact so moved to Bury on loan.

His spell at Bury prompted Peterborough to make a move for him in 2011, although he only managed 27 appearances in his three years.

Ajose enjoyed a loan spell with the Iron in 2011, whilst also heading to Chesterfield, Crawley, Bury, and Swindon during his time with the Posh.

He joined Leeds last season, but was loaned out to Crewe, where he enjoyed a decent goal return in his time at the club.

The striker’s contract at Leeds was terminated at the start of the season, leading to him joining Swindon and starting his second spell with the club.



The Iron suffered defeat on their last visit to Swindon, losing 3-1 on the opening weekend of last season.

Midfielder Massimo Luongo opened the scoring in just the third minute, with Michael Smith grabbing a second just over ten minutes later.

Russ Wilcox’s side did get a foot back in the game though, with Paddy Madden halving the deficit after 20 minutes.

The Iron suffered a blow on the stroke of half-time though as Smith grabbed his second of the game to give Swindon a two-goal cushion.

That was how the score stayed, but Marcus Williams’ dismissal with ten minutes to go added to a disappointing start to the campaign.

The Iron would go on to win the reverse fixture later in the season by the same score though.
 


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