Swindon vs Chesterfield by Luke
Swindon is looking really well till now in the season and are awaiting this game being in a specially good form, as the side counts five consecutive victories in three different competitions recently. As for League Two, they are on a run of two victories without a goal conceded, winning over Wycombe 1:0 at home, but also showing class in their 3:0 victory away from home against Port Vale couple of weeks ago.
After this victory thanks to a great performance in the second halftime, the team climbed up to the table to fifth position having five points less than first placed Notts County and just three less than third placed and direct promotional placed Luton. As for the Checkatrade Trophy, they come from a 2:4 victory away from home against Bristol Rovers securing their progress further as well as they did for FA Cup competition last weekend demolishing Dartford 1:5 on the road.
Winger Donal McDermott is doubtful, but with chances to play after being forced off during the midweek's game. Striker Harry Smith and defender Chris Hussey should both be in contention for this one.
Just as their today's opponents, players of Chesterfield also relegated from League One last season, but seems that they are way below the standards of League Two as well for the new season. After sixteen rounds played, the side has just two victories and three draws, record that puts them straight at the rock bottom position of the table already having five points less than first safely placed side.
In the most recent League Two game, the side managed to get a point in a 2:2 home match against Carlisle two weeks ago, side that is also far from impressive one so far in the season. The side suffered 2:0 defeat in FA Cup game on the road to Bradford last weekend quite easy, while they still await third round game of Checkatrade Trophy, still having a chance of progressing further but their destiny will be decided in front of own fans against Manchester City U23 squad later on this month.
Striker Chris O'Grady had a calf problem, but could be ready, while defender Matt Briggs surely returns into the action. Long term absentees are forward Gozia Ugwu and midfielder Jordan Flores.
- Swindon won last five consecutive official matches.
Swindon didn't impress that much so far in front of own fans, but that's exactly why I expect them to appear very strongly here from the first minute. Chesterfield is obviously not a solid League Two material this season and playing away from home shouldn't help them in any way.