Swindon v Northampton preview
Last Updated: 04/10/18 6:42pm
Veteran Swindon midfielder Matthew Taylor is in contention to face his former club Northampton after serving a one-match ban.
The 36-year-old missed the midweek defeat at Crewe after he was sent off in the closing stages of Town's goalless draw against Oldham last month. Kaiyne Woolery is back in training following a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a knee injury but this match will come too soon for him.
Ellis Iandolo is pushing for a place in the starting XI after the substitute came close to scoring a late equaliser in Tuesday's 1-0 loss, hitting the post in the closing stages.
New Northampton boss Keith Curle will have an unchanged squad to pick from for his first away game at the helm. The Cobblers, who sit 21st in Sky Bet League Two, held Bury to a 0-0 draw in Curle's first match in charge on Tuesday.
And the former Carlisle boss has no fresh injury concerns for the trip. Dean Bowditch is among those who will be looking to return to the starting line-up after stepping off the bench in the second half against the Shakers.
Swindon have lost only once in their last 10 home league clashes with Northampton (W6 D3), however that was in their last such game, a 3-1 defeat in League One in September 2016.
Northampton have lost each of their last five meetings with Swindon in the fourth tier, last beating them at this level in November 1984, a 4-0 win.
Swindon have gone three league games without a home victory (D2 L1), having won three consecutive games at the County Ground prior to this run.
Northampton have won just one of their last 13 league games (D6 L6), while failing to score in their last four - the last time the Cobblers went on a longer run without a goal came back in October 2017 (run of six).
Swindon manager Phil Brown is winless in his last five league meetings with Northampton (D3 L2), although he has never lost at home to them as a manager in the top four tiers (P4 W2 D2 L0).