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Big Match Preview: Swindon Town v the

21 April 2017

Next up for the Iron is a trip to face Swindon Town on Saturday.

Graham Alexander’s side head to the County Ground for their final away game of the regular season, where they’ll face Swindon Town.

The Iron go in the game full of confidence, after picking up their third win in succession, with victory over Chesterfield last time out.

4th placed Scunthorpe have now secured at least a spot in the play-offs, but three more points will be the target once again.



Iron boss Alexander confirmed he will have the same squad available to him as he did over the Easter weekend.

Jordan Clarke will continue to miss out this weekend as he has an injection for a toe injury sustained last week.

Matt Crooks (knee), Luke Daniels (ribs), Charlie Goode (ankle) and Tom Hopper (shin) will miss the rest of the season.



Four first half goals saw the Iron romp to a 4-1 home victory over Saturday’s opponents earlier on in the campaign.

Paddy Madden notched the first and last Scunthorpe goal, first firing home a Conor Townsend drilled cross following a neatly-worked corner to open the scoring, before rounding off Scunthorpe's fortunes in front of goal by firing in after Kevin van Veen saw an effort come back into play off the woodwork.

Duane Holmes got the home side’s second, stealing in after good work from van Veen had played the ball into the area. Holmes effort just about crept in under the body of the visiting shot stopper Lawrence Vigouroux.

It was the Dutchman who got the Iron's third, seizing on a mistake to hook the ball over the Swindon 'keeper before firing into an empty net on the half volley with his left foot.

Robins skipper Nathan Thompson did grab a consolation just after the break, but it was Scunthorpe who would claim a comfortable victory and could have scored more.



SEASON - DATE
COMPETITION
RESULT
IRON SCORERS
2016-17 - Sat 29 Oct
LG 1
Iron 4-1 Swindon 
Madden 2, Holmes, van Veen 
2015-16 - Mon 28 Mar 
LG 1
Iron 6-0 Swindon 
Townsend, Clarke, Adelakun, Hopper 2, Madden
2014-15 - Sat 14 Feb
LG 1
Iron 3-1 Swindon
Madden, Canavan, van Veen
2012-13 - Sat 27 Apr
LG 1
Iron 3-1 Swindon
Collins, Hawley, Duffy
2012-13 - Sat 20 Oct
LG 1
Swindon 1-1 Iron
Hawley
2008-09 - Sat 21 Feb
LG 1
Swindon 4-2 Iron
Hooper, Lansbury
2008-09 - Sat 1 Nov
LG 1 
Iron 3-3 Swindon
McCann, Woolford, Pearce
2005-06 - Mon 17 Apr
LG 1  
Iron 1-2 Swindon
Sharp
2005-06 - Sat 22 Oct
LG 1
Swindon 1-1 IronSparrow
1985-86 - Sat 12 AprDIV 4 
Swindon 1-1 IronHunter
1985-86 - Sat 9 Nov
DIV4Iron 0-2 Swindon

1984-85 - Fri 29 Mar
DIV 4Iron 6-2 Swindon 
Cammack, Broddle, Brolly, Hill, Graham, Green
1984-85 - Tue 6 Nov
DIV 4Swindon 0-0 Iron

1982-83 - Mon 2 May
DIV 4Iron 2-0 Swindon 
Cammack, Lester
1982-83 - Mon 3 Jan
DIV 4Swindon 2-2 Iron 
Parkinson, Cammack
1969-70 - Friday 30 Jan
FA Cup R5Swindon 3-1 Iron 
Cassidy
1967-68 - Fri 19 Apr
DIV 3 (old)Iron 3-1 Swindon 
Heath, Kerr 2
1967-68 - Sat 25 Nov
DIV 3 (old)Swindon 2-0 Iron

1966-67 - Fri 12 May
DIV 3 (old)Iron 1-2 Swindon 
Colquhoun
1966-67 - Sat 22 Apr
DIV 3 (old)Swindon 2-1 Iron  
Sloan
1965-66 - Sat 7 May
DIV 3 (old)Swindon 0-0 Iron 

1965-66 - Sat 11 Dec
DIV 3 (old)Iron 2-1 Swindon 
Bedford 2
1963-64 - Sat 14 Dec
DIV 2 (old)Iron 3-0 Swindon 
Hodgson, Lawther, Woodruff (og)
1963-64 - Sat 24 Aug
DIV 2 (old)Swindon 3-0 Iron  




The previously mentioned Thompson has been a consistent figure in the Robins’ line-up throughout the campaign.

Swindon captain Thompson has featured on 37 occasions in total, contributing two goals in the process.



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Oldham Athletic v Rochdale (15:00)
Peterborough United v Bristol Rovers (15:00)
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Shrewsbury Town v Southend United (15:00)



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