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Match Preview: Swindon Town

16 August 2021

Tranmere Rovers are back in Sky Bet League Two action on Tuesday night, as they travel to the County Ground to play Swindon Town. 

Micky Mellon’s side drew 0-0 away to Port Vale on Saturday, meaning it’s a win and a draw from the first two league games of the season. 

Tickets information for this fixture can be found here. 

Team News 

Chris Merrie serves the final match of his three-match suspension, after seeing red on the opening day. 

Callum MacDonald and Scott Davies are also absent whilst Elliott Nevitt's ankle injury continues to be assessed.

One to Watch 

Ben Gladwin 

Returning to Swindon this summer, Ben Gladwin is a vastly experienced player at this level. 

He began his career in non-league, and spells at AFC Wallingford, Windsor & Eton, Burnham, Hayes & Yeading and Marlow. Later spells at Swindon and QPR followed. 

Stints at Bristol City and Blackburn followed for Gladwin, before an 18-month spell at MK Dons. He returned to the County Ground his fourth spell at the club in July. 

Manager 

Ben Garner 

The new man at the helm, Ben Garner took over as manager of Swindon earlier this summer, replacing John McGreal who lasted 30 days in charge. 

After spending time in various coaching roles at a number of clubs, Garner’s first step into first-team management was at Bristol Rovers, being appointed manager in December 2019. 

In November 2020, he was relieved of his duties at the Memorial Stadium. After a brief spell away from football, he returned to football with Swindon. 

Match Coverage 

TRFC Radio will be in position for the match, providing full match build up and live commentary of the whole 90 minutes. 

Match passes are available to watch the game live on iFollow. Please click here to get your match pass

You can follow the action through our social media channels below, with full text coverage during the fixture, followed by a match report. 

Twitter: @tranmererovers 

Facebook: @trfcofficial 

Instagram: @tranmererovers 

Match reaction from Micky Mellon and a player will follow on our website and YouTube channel. 

 


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