Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Colchester United and Swindon Town square off against each other at Colchester Community Stadium in what is expected to be a close League Two encounter. The U’s sit in the danger zone, only two points clear of bottom two, meaning that Sunday’s clash is of big importance for Matt Bloomfield’s charges. Alex Newby should continue to miss out with injury, but there are no fresh selection worries in the home team.
Meanwhile, the Robins aim to build on a 2-1 win over Northampton Town. Swindon want to stay in the playoffs berth, and seeing that Colchester suffered three defeats in the previous four league fixtures, we are tempted to put our money on Scott Lindsey’s troops. Both Mathieu Baudry and Tom Clayton are out of contention with injuries for the visiting side. In the first half of the season Swindon defeated Colchester thanks to Tyrese Shade’s goal.
Highlighted Player (Frank Nouble):
Born in Lewisham, London on September 24, 1991, Frank Nouble is a product of the Chelsea football academy. Despite spending his youth career at the capital club, he did not see any game action with the Blues at senior level. Frank Nouble started his senior career at West Ham United, but he made no more than 13 league appearances for the Hammers.
Nowadays, he plays for Colchester United in the League Two. Frank Nouble, who has eight caps with the England U19 team, made his debut with the U’s on August 4, 2018, in a goalless draw with Notts County. He scored his first goal with Colchester United on September 15, 2018, in a 3-0 victory over Cambridge United.
Nouble’s primary position is centre-forward, but he is used as both left and right winger as well. The 190-cm-tall footballer wears the number 45 jersey at Colchester United, and his preferred foot is right.
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.