Northampton Town vs Swindon Town: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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The 2019/20 League Two play-off winners Northampton Town, host current League Two champions Swindon Town in League One on Tuesday night. Here is everything you need to know ahead of the clash.

Team News

Northampton boss Keith Curle has plenty of options in his side and has only one injury. Midfielder Scott Pollock will be the only absentee as he is still on the way back from a groin injury. 

As for Swindon, Richie Wellens is missing a few key players ahead of Tuesday night.  The Robins will be without forward Brett Pitman who is recovering from a groin injury he suffered earlier in the season.

Swindon will also be without Zeki Fryers on Tuesday and boss Wellens says he is short of options at the back going into the game on Tuesday night. 

Predicted lineups

Keith Curle has been very mysterious with his team selection recently and hasn't been afraid to move away from his 3-5-2 system. Curle should line his team up in the 3-5-2 system at kick-off but he will probably switch it up during the match.

Richie Wellens is expected to put his Swindon side out in a 4-2-3-1 formation. 

Northampton Town: Arnold, Korboa, Harriman, Bolger, Horsfall, Mills, Watson, Missilou, Hoskins, Smith, Rose.

Swindon Town: Kovar, Stevens, Baudry, Grounds, Donohuem, Grant, M. Smith, Payne, J. Smith, Jaiyesimi, T. Smith.

Ones to watch

Northampton summer signing Ricky Korboa will be a danger to the Swindon backline on Tuesday evening. The versatile 24-year-old can play a wing-back or a striker for the Cobblers and has made a good start to life as a professional player since joining Northampton from Carshalton Athletic in the Isthmian Premier League. 

Korboa has two goals and two assists already this season for the Cobblers, his latest was a superb finish across goal in Northamptons 2-1 defeat to Plymouth Argyle on Saturday afternoon. 

Another danger man to look out for on Tuesday night is Northampton's, Joseph Mills. The left wing-back was another of Keith Curles summer signings and has made a good impression since joining from Forest Green Rovers.  

Mills was one of Forest Green's best players last season in League Two last season scoring seven and getting six assists. Since making the step up to League One, Mills has already been rewarded for his efforts with a goal and two assists in all competitions so far.   

As for Swindon, midfielder Jack Payne will be one to keep an eye on during the game. Payne already has a goal and three assists so far this season and has already been a creative spark in the Robins midfield.

The Englishman has a good record against Northampton having only lost to them once in his career. On the other four occasions, he has won two and drawn two against Tuesday's opponents.  

Another man that will pose a threat on Tuesday night will be striker Tyler Smith. Smiths only goal this season came in Swindon's opening day win over Rochdale and he has looked promising up top since.

The 21-year-old is still looking to gain experience in English football and coming up against a tough Northampton side will certainly aid his development in the game.   

Previous meetings

The two sides have faced each other 105 times previously, the first dating back to March 1921 in a Division Three South match where Swindon came out on top by two goals to one. 

Since then Swindon have maintained a good record against Northampton, winning 48 times, drawing 22 and have lost to the Cobblers on 35 occasions. 

The sides met each other twice in League Two last season the most recent being when Swindon travelled to the PTS Academy Stadium in February and won by a single goal. 

Where to watch

Northampton Town season ticket holders have been emailed a code to watch the game for free on iFollow, details of this can be found here

Cobblers fans who are not season ticket holders can purchase a live video match pass for £10 here.

Swindon Town fans can watch the game for the same price through the Swindon Town iFollow service. 

 

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