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Robins host Imps with both looking for play-off push

By Alex Gibbings

Swindon Town host Lincoln City in League Two at the County Ground with both sides looking to halt their recent inconsistent form if they are to put pressure on those in the play-off positions above them.

Town lie in 8th and have won three and lost two in the league, whereas the visiting Imps are sitting in 10th, and they have only won two of their last five, drawing twice and losing once.

The Robins return home to face Lincoln after a superb away win at pre-season league favourites Mansfield Town, with striker Luke Norris grabbing his seventh league goal of the season to go top of the League Two scoring charts.

Last Saturday also saw Lincoln involved in a dull goalless draw with Cambridge United and manager Danny Cowley is sweating on the fitness of their top scorer Harry Anderson ahead of their trip to Wiltshire.

Cowley is aware of the stern test that the Robins post ahead of the game, speaking to Lincolnshire Live, he said: “They’ve had a difficult period but they have got a very strong team this season and the amount of experience they’ve got in their group is frightening.”

Town last hosted the Imps in League Two in October 2006, with the visitors snatching all three points at the County Ground with a narrow 1-0 win.

Swindon will be looking to record back-to-back wins for the first time since mid-September. They will be on a high following a great win on the road, and manager David Flitcroft is looking to rewards Robins fans for their great support.

Speaking to the Swindon Advertiser, he said: ““We know we have got a challenge. I said that to the players after the game on Saturday, everything we do now is about Lincoln and representing our supporters at home.”

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