Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Hartlepool will look to make amends for back-to-back losses to Port Vale and Rochdale when they welcome Swindon Town to their Victoria Park on Saturday. The Pools do not seem to be at their sharpest, with the team collecting only one point in total from the last four league fixtures. Hartlepool are eager to give fans some cheer, but the lack of motivation could prove to be a big problem for the mid-table side.
All Molyneux, Fletcher, and Shelton are pushing for recalls, whilst there are no fresh injury worries in the home team. The Robins, on the other hand, aim to keep their playoffs hopes alive, and we predict that they will take advantage of Hartlepool’s poor form. Both Jordan Lyden and Brandon Cooper are sidelined with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Jack Payne):
Jack Payne is a Lincoln City midfielder who started his youth career at Southend United. After spending his youth career at Southend, he continued playing for the Seasiders at senior level, scoring 15 goals in 77 appearances in the league.
In the summer of 2016 Payne moved to Huddersfield Town in a three-year deal, making his debut for the Terriers in a 2-1 win over Brentford on August 6, 2016. The English footballer spent a couple of seasons on loan at Oxford United, Blackburn Rovers and Bradford City before signing a permanent deal with Lincoln City on a free transfer.in July 3, 2019.
Jack Payne made his Lincoln debut in a 2-0 win over Accrington Stanley on August 3, 2019. His main position is attacking midfield, but he is used as central midfielder and second striker as well. His preferred foot is left and he wears a No. 10 shirt.
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.