We turn our attentions to Saturday's game with a full and in-depth preview of Swindon Town's visit to The Dunes Hotel Stadium.
Barrow v Swindon Town
Saturday 11th December 2021, 3pm
The Dunes Hotel Stadium
Sky Bet League Two
Swindon Town arrive in Cumbria this weekend looking to shake off a surprise 4-1 defeat at Leyton Orient on Tuesday night which saw them slip a place to fifth in League Two.
The Robins have their eyes on an instant return to League One following last season’s relegation and, under new boss Ben Garner, have made an encouraging start to 2021/22.
Tuesday’s loss at Orient was their first away reverse of the season in the league so they will be keen to bounce back quickly when they visit The Dunes Hotel Stadium on Saturday.
One To Watch
Swindon Town pulled off a transfer coup during the summer when they persuaded Welsh international Jonny Williams to sign a deal at The County Ground.
The former Crystal Palace youngster was part of the Wales squad which reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016 and also played in the delayed Euro 2020 tournament.
A creative player who can unlock defences and chip in with goals, Williams is one Town star that the Bluebirds defence will need to keep tabs on this weekend.
Head To Head
Saturday’s game will be the first meeting between the two clubs since they shared a division during the 1968/69 campaign.
The Robins have won two of the previous four meetings, with Barrow tasting victory once and the other meeting ending in a draw.
It will be Ollie Yates’ first visit of the season to The Dunes Hotel Stadium this weekend when he’s the man in the middle for our League Two meeting with Swindon Town.
Yates was promoted from the National League for the 2016/17 campaign and has operated across Leagues One and Two so far this term.
His most recent appointment came at The Stadium of Light as Sunderland thumped Morecambe 5-0 on Tuesday evening.
Tickets for the weekend game are available in advance online right now, from Main Reception from 12noon on Saturday (card payment only) and the Fan Zone Ticket Booth (cash and card payment).
We are not allowed to stream the game in the UK due to Saturday broadcast rules but fans outside the country will be able to access live footage as usual on iFollow.
We will be providing live online audio commentary from every game this season as we continue our link-up with BBC Radio Cumbria.
Fans will be able to listen to expert Bluebirds commentator Adam Johnson, who will be joined by John Goodwin to describe all the action as it unfolds against The Robins.
You can purchase an Audio Match Pass for £2.50, an Audio Monthly Pass for £4.49 or sign-up for Audio Season Pass which provides all live commentary and video news for just £45.
Swindon Town have been installed as 29/20 favourites for three points on Saturday, with Barrow priced up at 23/10 and the draw available at odds of 29/20 with our friends at Sky Bet.