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Preview: Swindon Town (H)

2 August 2019

Match Previews

Preview: Swindon Town (H)

2 August 2019

The new Sky Bet League Two season gets underway at the Sands Venue Stadium this Saturday (3pm kick-off).

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3 August 2019


This weekend’s match will see Scunthorpe United welcome Swindon Town. The two teams had a break of meeting each other in the last campaign, with the Iron being in League One. The match will be United boss Paul Hurst’s first competitive match in charge, and he'll be aiming to get off the perfect start.


Striker Kyle Wootton has enjoyed a week of full training after returning from a thigh injury as a substitute against Lincoln City in a pre-season friendly last weekend.

Elsewhere, Clayton Lewis (thigh), Levi Sutton (knee ligaments) and Lewis Butroid (ankle) are out of contention due to injuries picked up in pre-season.

The game is too soon for Ryan Colclough, though he came on as a substitute against Lincoln City last weekend, as he recovers from the knee ligament injury that's ruled him out since last November.

Meanwhile, James Perch misses out through a three-game suspension that comes after picking up his 15th booking of the season on the final day of last season at Plymouth Argyle.

Danny Rose will miss the game for the visitors due to an injury keeping him out until the middle of August

Tom Broadbent is also a doubt for Swindon, but he is not ruled out completely, so he could make an appearance for Richie Wellens' side.


It is difficult to tell, this early into the campaign, but there has been a lot of excitement from the Swindon Town fans around the signing of Lloyd Isgrove, who has joined on a free transfer after leaving newly promoted Championship club, Barnsley.

However, if last season is much to go by, midfielder Michael Doughty was Swindon Town’s top scorer for the season in the last campaign, with 13 goals to his name.


Robins boss Richie Wellens is very optimistic going into the first game of the new season, and is happy with the shape and attitude of his team as he prepares to lead them into the new Sky Bet League Two campaign.

“Pre-season has been long – longer than I thought but I was pleased with the level of fitness that the lads came back in with," he said.

“I know about all of their players – it was a surprise that they got relegated. They have a good squad. I have played against some of them and managed against most of them.”


The Iron's most recent victory came in the 2016/17 season, when they took all three points away from home as they ran out 2-1 winners.

Murray Wallace scored just five minutes into the match before Sam Mantom secured the points in the 71st minute. Swindon did pull one goal back five minutes from time, as Rohan Ince netted for the home side.

This was the second win against Swindon Town in the 2016/17 season for the Iron, with the return fixture ending 4-1 to Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park.

2016-17 - Sat 22 Apr LG 1 Swindon 1-2 Iron Wallace, Mantom
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 Iron Sparrow
1985-86 - Sat 12 Apr DIV 4  Swindon 1-1 Iron Hunter
1985-86 - Sat 9 Nov DIV4 Iron 0-2 Swindon  
1984-85 - Fri 29 Mar DIV 4 Iron 6-2 Swindon  Cammack, Broddle, Brolly, Hill, Graham, Green
1984-85 - Tue 6 Nov DIV 4 Swindon 0-0 Iron  
1982-83 - Mon 2 May DIV 4 Iron 2-0 Swindon  Cammack, Lester
1982-83 - Mon 3 Jan DIV 4 Swindon 2-2 Iron  Parkinson, Cammack
1969-70 - Friday 30 Jan FA Cup R5 Swindon 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    


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We will have our half-time draw tickets on sale for £1 when we face Swindon Town, before the game and during the first half. 

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