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The inside track on Swindon Town

16 September 2022

Club News

The inside track on Swindon Town

16 September 2022

Rovers return to the Eco-Power Stadium to take on Swindon Town in Sky Bet League Two this weekend.

Gary McSheffrey’s side were beaten by Barrow in their last league outing on Tuesday night, which was the first time they’d lost on the road this season.

Here we provide all the details on our latest opponents.


Scott Lindsey was appointed as Swindon boss in the summer, succeeding Ben Garner who departed to join League One side Charlton Athletic.

The 50-year-old had previously been part of the coaching staff at the County Ground prior to his appointment as head coach.


Swindon are unbeaten in their past seven league games with their only defeat this season coming on the opening day at Harrogate Town. They drew their following three games against Salford City, Carlisle United, and Swindon Town before they picked up their first win at home to Rochdale on August 20.

They have become draw specialists in the opening weeks of the campaign having also been involved in stalemates against Stockport and Gillingham, before they scored a late winner to beat Sutton United 3-2 in their last outing.

Key men

Ben Gladwin is now in his fifth different spell with Swindon having returned to the club on a permanent deal in the summer of 2021. Having initially arrived at the County Ground in the summer of 2013, the creative midfielder quickly became an integral part of the team and was signed by Queens Park Rangers two years later.

In his two years in the capital, Gladwin returned to Swindon on loan on three different occasions, before joining Blackburn Rovers for an undisclosed fee in 2017. He struggled for game time at Ewood Park though and signed for MK Dons, before returning to Swindon in 2021. The 30-year-old has now made more than 100 appearances for the Robins.

Welsh international Jonny Williams signed for Swindon from Cardiff City last summer after playing the majority of his football at League One and Championship level for the past few years.

Having come through the ranks at Crystal Palace, Williams made 70 first team appearances for the Eagles, and also spent time out on loan with the likes of Ipswich, Nottingham Forest, MK Dons and Sunderland, before signing permanently with Charlton Athletic in 2019.

The 28-year-old spent two years at the Valley before moving to Cardiff, and subsequently putting pen to paper on a deal at the County Ground. He has scored twice from midfield so far this season, including in the victory over Sutton United on Tuesday night.

Striker Luke Jephcott had spent all of his career with Plymouth Argyle before his deadline day loan move to Swindon last month.

After coming through the ranks with Argyle, the 22-year-old scored 33 league goals in 73 starts, with three of those coming in four appearances against Rovers. He made his Swindon debut off the bench against Gillingham on September 3, before making his first start for the club in the week.

Last league meeting

Rovers beat Swindon 2-1 at the County Ground the last time the two sides met in January 2021. A double from Fejiri Okenabirhie had put Darren Moore’s side in control at the break, with Hallam Hope scoring what turned out to be a consolation for the Robins.

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