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MATCHDAY LIVE: Swindon Town v Tranmere Rovers

Swindon Town will be hoping to record their first home win of the 21/22 League Two season as Micky Mellon's Tranmere Rovers travel to the County Ground this evening. Follow all of the pre-match build-up and action across the 90 minutes in our Matchday Live blog as Total Sport Swindon's Ryan Walker reports from SN1.

9:38PM

Full-time: Swindon Town 0-0 Tranmere Rovers

9:31PM

90' There will be five minutes of added time.


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9:27PM

86' Swindon's man of the match is named as Anthony Grant.


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9:22PM
Sub

81' Swindon substitution:


Off - Hunt

On - Iandolo


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9:22PM

80' Williams gets his first bit of action as he beats his man before crossing to the back-post.


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9:18PM
Sub

76' Swindon substitution:


Off - McKirdy

On - Williams


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9:17PM

75' How has he not scored?! Gladwin's diagonal pass into the Tranmere box is brought down well by McKirdy, he shoots but Murphy guesses the right way and parries the shot round the post.


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9:13PM
Sub

71' Tranmere substitutions:


Off - Feeney, Watson

On - Gatzel, Foley


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9:11PM

70' Today's official attendance is announced as 8274.


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9:10PM

68' Chance for Swindon as Payne's reverse through ball finds McKirdy with his attempt from inside the box forcing a brilliant save from Murphy between the sticks.


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9:06PM


65; Gladwin gets his first involvement of the game as his pass to Payne on the edge of the box results in a shot on target as Murphy saves easily.


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9:02PM

61' Payne lines his shot up but hits it straight over the bar.


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9:01PM
Sub

60' Payne is brought down on the edge of the Tranmere box. At the same time Swindon make a sub as Harry Parsons comes off and Ben Gladwin makes his way onto the pitch.


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8:57PM


56' Rob Hunt's cross is mishit and it nearly ends up in the back of the Tranmere goal. Fortunately for the hosts it goes the wrong side of the post and out of play.


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8:56PM

54' Tranmere try to work a free-kick move that see's Watson's effort hit straight into the Swindon wall.


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8:55PM


54' Correction it was Harry McKirdy who picked up the yellow card.


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8:55PM
Yellow Card

53' Conroy is shown a yellow card for bringing down Ryan Watson on the edge of the Swindon box.


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8:54PM

52' Brilliant save from Wollacott as he somehow manages to parry Dieseruvwe's close-rang header off the line after the striker met a cross well.


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8:52PM
Yellow Card

50' Tom Davies is the first name in the referees book as he is shown a yellow card for coming through the back of Rob Hunt and hacking the defender down.


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8:49PM

46' Cooley puts a cross in from the right, McManaman is stretching but can only put the ball out of play for the visitors.


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8:46PM


45' Back underway at the County Ground. You feel the first goal could be the decider in this one.


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8:44PM

The players are back out and we are almost ready to get underway,


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8:30PM
Whistle


HALF-TIME: Swindon Town 0-0 Tranmere Rovers

8:28PM

43' Tranmere break on the counter-attack and switch the ball to the right as McManaman breaks into the box but his touch is heavy and Wollacott comes out to collect.


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8:25PM

39' Reed's free-kick from deep is cleared by Rovers. McManaman looks to break on the counter-attack but Grant does well to storm back and in the ball with a forceful tackle. Moments later Odimayo's forward pass finds Parsons on the edge of the box, his pass then bounces up for Simpson who goes for the spectacular bicycle kick but misses the ball completely.


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8:20PM

35' Payne nutmegs Dacres-Cooley down near the byline before working his way into the box and unleashing a powerful shot towards Murphy's near post. The keeper bundles it and McKirdy reacts quickest to shoot first time but his effort rebound off the post and out for a goal-kick.


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8:17PM

32' Harry Parsons gets his first shot on target as he picks up the ball in midfield before shooting from range but unfortunately straight at the keeper.


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8:16PM

31' This game is kicking into life as Swindon start to build some momentum and pen Tranmere back inside their own half. Jack Payne is beginning to have a growing influence on this game.


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8:15PM

26' Ryan Watson has a great chance in front of goal as Simpson loses his man in the box, but the midfielder can only blast over from close-range. Straight up the other end Payne plays through Simpson with his shot from the left well saved by Murphy.


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8:09PM

24' Parsons works the ball into the path of Payne with the playmaker unmarked from 30-yards out. He puts his laces through it and his shot sails just wide.


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8:07PM

22' Swindon win a corner after their deep free-kick is deflected behind. Reed floats a ball in that Tranmere defend and give Swindon a throw in.


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8:06PM


20' 20 minutes gone and the pace of this game has slowed down slightly. Swindon continuing to look for balls in behind but are lacking accuracy in the final third. Tranmere continuing to get luck down Swindon's flanks as a cross in from the right is met by Dieseruvwe who puts his head narrowly wide.

8:00PM

15' Spearing tried his luck from range after cutting in on his left foot and shooting wide of Wollacott's upright.


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7:58PM

13' McKirdy does brilliant on the byline to turn and put a last-ditch cross into the box. Simpson rises and makes contact, the ball then falls to Parsons but both players get in each others way and Murphy eventually gathers the ball.


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7:56PM

10' McManaman is presented with a great chance to put the visitors ahead. Grant's poor touch gives the attacker possession in front of goal, he then nutmegs Grant as he tries to make up for his mistake before shooting straight at Wollacott. Danger signs are there already.


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7:54PM


7' Cooley whips a deep ball in from the right-wing and Dieseruvwe is left unchallenged as the ball skims past just in front of him with Wollacott eventually gathering comfortably. Swindon need to wake up in defence.


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7:50PM

5' Reed puts a crunching tackle on McManaman and the ball bounces over the Tranmere defence with Simpson eventually muscling his man into putting the ball behind for a corner that comes to nothing.


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7:49PM

4' McKirdy keeps getting on the ball on the right-wing and is creating space for himself as he cuts inside. This time he plays a through ball into the path of Payne who then plays a ball into the path of Simpson but there's too much on it and Murphy collects easily.


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7:44PM
Whistle

KICK-OFF: Swindon get us underway and will be attacking towards The Alan McLoughlin Town End.


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7:42PM

The players are out and we are about to get things started. Stick with us throughout the 90 minutes as we bring you full coverage from this game.


7:41PM

So we are just five minutes away from kick-off here inside the County Ground and are almost ready to go. I think Swindon will have the bit between their teeth after losing to Carlisle and will take all 3 points for the first time time at home this season.


Ryan's Prediction: 2-1 Swindon


7:34PM

Just one point separates the two teams win the League standings with Swindon on 3 points following their win away to Scunthorpe before losing at home to Carlisle at the weekend. Tranmere are unbeaten this season having won at home to Walsall before drawing away to Port Vale.


7:27PM

Swindon fans will be delighted to see Akin Odimayo making his first league start of the season after the 21-year-old made a U-turn on his future at Swindon Town to sign a new 1-year deal. Fresh from signing his first professional deal, academy product Harry Parsons will be hoping to impress on his first full league debut with the youngster expected to play in behind striker Tyreece Simpson.

7:20PM

So we are just 30 minutes away from kick-off inside the County Ground and the seats are filling up nicely as the players continue to warm up right in front of the two dugouts. Swindon Town will be hoping to earn their first home win of the season against a Tranmere Rovers side who haven't won at SN1 since 2006.


Micky Mellon's Merseyside outfit are yet to lose and yet to concede this season however they have struggled in front of goal scoring just once this season.

7:11PM

Micky Mellon makes two changes to his side that drew 0-0 away to Port Vale at the weekend as Paul Glatzel and Sam Foley both drop to the bench.


GK: J Murphy

Dacres-Cooley

Knight-Percival

T Davies

K Morris

J Spearing

E Dieseruvwe

R Watson

L Feeney

C McManaman

P Clarks (C)


SUBSTITUTES:


C Jolley

P Glatzel

S Foley

E Nevitt

J Maguire

K Hayde

R Doohan


7:06PM

And here is how Tranmere Rovers line-up tonight.

7:06PM

Swindon Town make two changes from the team that lost to Carlisle United at the weekend as Akin Odimayo and Harry Parsons come in to make their first league starts of the season. Welsh International Jonny Williams makes the bench for the first time since signing at Swindon and will be hoping to get on the pitch tonight.


Swindon Town XI:


GK: J Wollacott

RB: A Odimayo

CB: D Conroy (C)

CB: R Crichlow

LB: R Hunt

CM: A Grant

CM: L Reed

RW: H McKirdy

CAM: H Parsons

LW: J Payne

ST: T Simpson


SUBSTITUTES:


E Iandolo

B Gladwin

L Ward

J Williams

R East

R Aguair

M Dabre


7:00PM

So let's take a look at how the two sides line-up for tonight's encounter.

6:47PM

Good evening and welcome to Total Sport Swindon's first Matchday Live blog of the season as Swindon Town host Tranmere Rovers at the County Ground in the third round of League Two fixtures.

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