Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Spotland Stadium will host Saturday’s football game between Rochdale and Swindon, the two teams with totally different ambitions in the season finale. Rochdale are stuck at the bottom of the table with 25 points on their account, with the team losing to Grimsby in their last league match. Veteran Ian Henderson is pushing for a start, while there are no fresh injury concerns in the home team.
The Robins, on the other hand, aim to stay in the playoffs race. Swindon failed to win the previous three league fixtures, but they will not have a better chance than this to get back on course. Experienced attacker Charlie Austin returns to the starting XI after he was rested in a goalless draw with Walsall, with fellow forward Rushian Hepburn-Murphy pushing for a start as well. When the two teams met at County Ground in the first half of the season Swindon defeated Rochdale 3-0.
Highlighted Player (Liam Kelly):
Born in Newport Pagnell, England Liam Kelly is a right-footed midfielder who plays for Coventry City in the League One. Kelly is a product of Milton Keynes Dons football school, but he did not play for the club at senior level. The English footballer started his senior career at Scottish club Kilmarnock, but after making 100 appearances in the league for the Killie, he moved to England, signing a three-and-a-half-year deal with Bristol City.
The English footballer played for the likes of Oldaham Athletic and Leyton Orient as well before joining Coventry City in the summer of 2017. His main position is central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as both defensive and right midfielder as well.
His preferred foot is right. He made his league debut with Coventry City on August 5, 2017 in a 3-0 win over Notts County, while scoring his first goal for the club in a 3-1 win over Stevenage in April, 2018.
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.