Swansea City to face Swindon Town in pre-season

The South Wales outfit have revealed their fourth summer friendly, which will see them face League One opposition.

Swansea City to face Swindon Town in pre-season
Swansea will travel to the County Ground next month. (Photo: Swindon Town FC)

Swansea City have announced their fourth pre-season friendly, with it to see them visit Swindon Town of League One.

The fixture is scheduled for Wednesday 27 July, sandwiched in between a game against another third-tier side, Bristol Rovers, on Saturday 23 July and then a trip to visit Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday 30 July.

The Swans' final friendly before the new Premier League season gets underway sees them play hosts to French Ligue 1 side Rennes on Saturday 6 August - the only home game they have planned so far.

First meeting for eight years

These two clubs may have played each other 36 times over the years, but they haven't clashed since the 2007-08 season when both were in League One.

Despite Swindon being reduced to 10 men after just 20 minutes, Barry Corr the man dismissed, Swansea couldn't secure victory at the County Ground in their last visit.

Tom Butler scored with just three minutes to go, but the Robins managed to clinch an unlikely point when Simon Cox converted a penalty in the final minute of the 90.

Somewhat surprisingly, Swansea have two players in today's team who were present back on New Years' Day in 2008. Angel Rangel is one, playing the full game in the 1-1 draw, and Leon Britton is the other, having come off the bench with 51 minutes gone.

Former manager Garry Monk, who was this week named Leeds United's new boss, was also on the pitch.

Leon Britton and Angel Rangel have been stalwarts at the Liberty for some time. (Photo: Swansea City AFC)
Leon Britton and Angel Rangel have been stalwarts at the Liberty for some time. (Photo: Swansea City AFC)

Head-to-head favours the Robins

Despite their contrasting fortunes now - Swansea a staple of the Premier League and Swindon struggling to move from the third tier - it's the League One side who have the upper hand in the head-to-head.

Swindon have 15 wins to the Swans' 11, with the remaining 10 games ending all square, but the top flight side will be expected to record a relatively comfortable win when they meet next month in the build up to the new season.