Carabao Cup Match Preview: v Swindon Town (H) Carabao Cup Match Preview: v Swindon Town (H)

Carabao Cup Match Preview: v Swindon Town (H)

Here we take a look ahead to the Saddlers' EFL Cup - Roundl One meeting with Swindon Town.
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After opening their League Two campaign with a dup of wins, attention turns to Tuesday evening's Carabao Cup - Round One clash with Swindon Town and an opportunity to spread our strong start to a cup competition.

Heading into the match on the back of Saturday's hard-fought one-nil victory over Newport County, Michael Flynn's side have a determined display to build upon as the newly rebuilt backline once again stood firm to demy a determined attacking line.

With goalkeeper Owen Evans keeping two clean sheets this match may be an opportunity for fellow summer signing Adam Przybek to prove his worth - that's if the gaffer opts to rotate the team after using the same starting eleven two games in a row.

Opponents Swindon are yet to secure a win this season with the Robins taking just one point from their two league outings, giving them something of an incentive as they make the trip to WS1.

After opening their campaign with a surprising three-nil defeat to Harrogate Town, the visitors were able to take a point from Salford City on Saturday, this despite Harry McKirdy's first-half dismissal, and will be looking to go one better against the Saddlers on Tuesday.

There have been a total of one-hundred-and-two competitive meetings between Walsall and Swindon Town. And it's the Robins who hold a small overall lead having won thirty-nine times compared to the Saddlers' thirty-four.

There have also been twenty-nine draws over the history of the fixture, a history which began at the County Ground on Saturday, 15th October 1927 as the two sides met in a Division Three (South) clash which the Robins won by five-goals-to-nil.

The Saddlers would go on to lose the next two meetings, conceding another seven goals in the process, as their opponents enjoyed a strong start to the rivalry.

In fact, Walsall wouldn't secure their first victory over Swindon until their fifth meeting, which took place at Fellows Park on Monday, 23rd September 1929, and saw the Saddlers triumph four-nil.

The EFL has confirmed that former National League and Premier League 2 referee Thomas Parsons will be the man in the middle, whilst Kevin Morris and Steven Plane have been named assistant referees. Aaron Jackson will act as Fourth Official.


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