Another home defeat for Swindon seems to end the Robins Playoffs hopes!!

Match recap 

Swindon Town are winless in five after a disappointing 0-1 loss at home to Stockport County. Swindon cause was not helped after winger Jacob Wakeling was sent-off after conceding a penalty after pushing former Swindon right-back Kyle Knoyle. Paddy Madden stepped up to take the penalty for Stockport, but his penalty was saved by Swindon goalkeeper Sol Brynn down to his right. In the 3rd minute Swindon had their own penalty appeal when winger Rushian Hepburn-Murphy seemed to be trip in the penally area. Referee Alan Young deemed the former Aston Villa winger dived and he was booked for simulation. Swindon brought star striker Charlie Austin off at half time and he was replaced by fullback Marcel Lavinier. Stockport finally broke the deadlock in the 80th minute, Ryan Rydel ran down the left-flank from his own half all the way to the Swindon box where he pulled the ball across the box. It fell to midfielder Ryan Croasdale who smashed the ball in the top left corner of the net. 

Swindon now sit 11th in the League Two table and are 10 points outside of the playoffs. The former Premier League side, have now lost six games at home this season and would sit 17th in the League if it was only based on home form. 


Managers thoughts on the Stockport Defeat 

Swindon Manager Jody Morris, who has only won two of his ten games in charge, spoke to the clubs media after the disappointing performance. 

“We should of had a penalty and maybe our own red card I don’t know you never know what you’re going to get with the officials. “
“I thought the players dealt well with some very frustrating decisions out their today”
“the fans they’ve paid their money they’ve come to see their team go at a team try and get the win and


Catch the full interview over on Swindon Towns Youtube channel


Playoff still on?

Swindon are away on Saturday to Hartlepool United on Saturday who sit in the relegation zone. The robins will be looking to match their previous result at The Suit Direct Stadium which was a 0-3 victory. During the easter period, Swindon Town face playoffs rivals Mansfield, Barrow and Bradford all at home. Some fans are still hopeful the club will get in the playoffs but many believe it is outreach. 

My View 

I am a Swindon fan myself and am usually pessimistic, I believe the playoffs are out of reach due to our home form. Even though we still have to play teams around the playoffs I don’t see us winning them all which would reasonably be the only way we could get in the playoffs. Last year we also made a late run into the playoffs but this season I think are team is a lot weaker and with us only picking up two wins in 10 and conceding four to the bottom table I think the playoffs are unreachable this season. 

Other fans Views

Swindon Town fan Mike Baker when asked about if he thinks Swindon will make the playoffs said;

“I don’t see us making the play-offs, which is not a comfortable thought. Clearly, we were sitting pretty when we underwent the whole business with Scott Lindsey leaving, before being typically Swindon and fiddling around for the amount of time it took to find a replacement.” 
I”‘m not convinced our current position can be totally laid at Jody Morris’s feet, in terms of the playing staff, but the style of play, and our apparent inability to have shots on target, is on him. So yet again, we started a season well, shot ourselves in the foot, and find we’re drifting towards mid-table, with little prospect of promotion, barring some kind of miracle.”
“It’s great owning the ground now, and we’re not talking about our imminent financial collapse, so I guess that’s a positive. But League Two is so poor, the idea of having to watch it for another season (at least) is a bit depressing.”

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