Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Swindon and Hartlepool go head to head at County Ground in the League Two round 18. The Robins have been in a fine form of late, with the team beating both Oldham and Newport, and, no doubt, they are eager to climb to automatic promotion places. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Jack Payne, who scored his sixth goal of the season at Newport.
The Pools, on the other hand, suffered yet another dip in form, with the team losing each of their previous three league fixtures. Hartlepool are low on spirits ahead of the trip to Swindon, and given their shaky defence, we predict that the Robins are going to pick up all three points from the match. To make things even worse for the visiting team, defender Jamie Sterry is banned for the game.
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.