Adver Sport get the lowdown on Swindon Town's next opponents in League Two - Tranmere Rovers.

MANAGER: Micky Mellon

TOP SCORER: James Norwood (19)


LAST MATCH: 3-1 Win v Cheltenham (A) – Jan 12

LAST TOWN MATCH: 3-2 Town Win – August 2018

MATCH ODDS: Town 19/10; Draw 23/10; Tranmere 13/10


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ONE TO WATCH: James Norwood

SWINDON Town will have to keep the most prolific striker in League Two this season quiet if they are to triumph away at Tranmere Rovers this weekend.

James Norwood struck his 19th goal of the campaign in all competitions to help Rovers to a 3-1 win at Cheltenham Town last weekend.

That was the 28-year-old’s 17th effort in the league – taking him beyond the exploits of former Exeter City striker Jayden Stockley.

Norwood’s hefty return has come from just 31 games, although he has been relatively quiet of late as his goal against Cheltenham was just his second from the last eight appearances.

KEY BATTLE: Kaiyne Woolery v Ollie Banks

TRANMERE Rovers man Ollie Banks will be a player well-known to members of the Swindon Town squad – and the travelling support – who make the trip to Prenton Park this weekend.

The 26-year-old played 17 times for Town last season after joining on loan from Oldham Athletic, scoring three times in that spell.

However, none of those appearances would have been in the centre of defence – a position in which Banks was deployed for Rovers during last weekend’s game away at Cheltenham Town.

Naturally at home in midfield, a forward with the pace of Town’s Kaiyne Woolery should look to exploit Banks’ unfamiliarity with his new role.