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Match preview ahead of the visit of The Robins tonight.

21 November 2017

Grimsby Town Vs. Swindon Town - Tuesday 21st November, kick-off 7.45pm.

Town defender Paul Dixon is back in contention for tonight's home game against Swindon after suspension.

Dixon missed Saturday's defeat to Carlisle due to a one-game ban and is expected to return to the starting line-up. Martyn Woolford is hoping to be involved after missing out at the weekend through illness, while fellow midfielder James Berrett remaining doubtful due to a back injury.

Jamey Osborne, who made his first league appearance of the season off the bench against Carlisle after a his comeback from injury, but is not quite ready for a start.

Swindon Town midfielder, Timi Elsnik is a doubt for The Robins. The on-loan Derby playmaker limped out of the weekend victory over Yeovil after tweaking a muscle in the second half. Fellow midfielder Amine Linganzi is definitely sidelined with a hamstring problem, while left-back Chris Hussey will also be missing after pulling out of training on Friday after suffering a setback in his return from a groin problem.

David Flitcroft's side arrive in Cleethorpes an the back of another away victory at Yeovil at the weekend.  

Swindon's recent form: W L W W D W

The Manager's Views

Russell Slade

“We’ve lost three games in 12, but we’ve drawn an awful lot of those,” Slade said.

“We’re not a million miles away, but we have to look at it positively and, going forward, we have to go into games being positive – and we’ve got to score.

“Sometimes it doesn’t matter how that goal comes – it could be a deflection, it could be from a corner, it could be from the penalty spot, it doesn’t matter.

“It changes everything getting a goal, and we’ve not had that feeling for a while.

“We need that feeling, and that can change everything very quickly.”

David Flitcroft

Flitcroft told the Swindon Advertiser: “It’s very poor from the authorities. I don’t know how they got it so wrong.

“I don’t know how they got it straight across the country. It’s one of the farthest places you can go.

“(I don’t know) whoever comes up with these decisions, on a Tuesday night, to play.

“It costs the club more money because you have got a night-time and a full day, so there is a cost associated to it as well.”

The Last Time

Saturday 17th March 2007
Grimsby 1 Swindon 0

Ciaran Toner's second half goal saw Town grab the three points in a tight affair at Blundell Park.

The visitors finished with 10 men as Michael Timlin picked up a second yellow card.

In support of the upcoming `Rainbow Laces Week` our home fixture this evening against Swindon Town is designated for the work of Stonewall, Some of our players tonight will be sporting the rainbow laces.

Find out how you can get involved here.


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