Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Bristol Rovers will be aiming to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Charlton and Plymouth when they take on Swindon Town in the League One round 29. The Pirates continue with their habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels, with the team eyeing their tenth home win of the season. Alex Rodman is definitely out of contention through injury, while Sam Nicholson is a major doubt, and he will be assessed on the game day.
The Robins, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-0 win over Fleetwood Town. Swindon Town regained a much-needed confidence, and seeing that they are likely to go for a win in the postponed fixture as well, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. Both Mathieu Baudry and Ezekiel Fryers are sidelined with injuries, while Jonathan Grounds is rated doubtful for the match.
Highlighted Player (Mark Little):
Mark Little is a right back who plays for Bristol City. Little started his youth career at Wolverhampton Wonderers and he made 27 appearances for the first team as well. He made his Wolves debut on 23 August, 2006 in the League Cup clash against Chesterfield.
After spending two years on loan at Northampton Town, Chesterfield and Peterborough United, he signed a permanent deal with Peterborough on 25 May, 2010. The defender scored three goals in 148 appearances for the ABAX Stadium outfit, but in 2014 turned down a new contract offer. Mark Little joined Bristol City on 1 July, 2014 and he has been playing for the Robins ever since.
The English footballer, who was born on 20 August, 1988 made 23 appearances for Bristol City in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and he scored one goal for the club. His main position is right back, but he is capable of playing as midfielder as well.
Highlighted Team (Swindon):
Founded by Reverend William Pitt of Liddington in 1879, Swindon Town are an English football club which compete in the League Two. The Robins welcome their rivals at County Ground, the stadium which can hold up to 15,728 spectators (all-seated), with the team wearing red shirts and white shorts when playing at home.
Gray is the dominant colour of the club which turned professional in 1894. Oxford United are considered the team’s main rivals, but the Robins have rivalries with Bristol City, Bristol Rovers, and Reading as well. In 1969 Swindon Town did remarkably well to win the English League Cup, with the team beating Arsenal 3-1 in the title game at Wembley Stadium.
John Trollope is the club’s player with most appearances as he played 889 first-team games from 1960 to 1980. Premier League attacker Charlie Austin is one of the most notable footballers who played for Swindon Town in the past.