Winning the League Two Championship in 2020, despite being awarded on a points per game basis due to COVID-19, will go down as one of the best achievements Robins fans will have witnessed in modern times. However, as expected, the transmission to League One football has not been an easy one so far - especially in the current economic climate again thanks to the pandemic.
Currently sat in 22nd place in the league and two points from safety, the Robins are firmly involved in a relegation scrap. However, looking at the next three upcoming fixtures, there is a good chance to pick up some points.
Where to Watch the Upcoming Swindon Matches
As with all other clubs, there are still restrictions in place as to how many fans can attend the matches at the County Ground. Currently, a maximum of 2,000 fans can attend, which means that all remaining supporters will have to find other methods such as football live streaming to enjoy the action.
Those who have signed up to iFollow will be able to catch the action live. Others will have to look for other streaming options or catch the games on local radio. Either way, we are sure that you will all be hoping for some positive points being hauled in to allow us to push ourselves out of those relegation spots.
Away to Hull City - Saturday 30th of January
The biggest test on paper will be the Robins visit to Hull City. Recently relegated from the Championship, they are currently sitting 2nd in the league and have the league’s best goal difference.
Most supporters will concede that our chances here look fairly slim, but any kind of result will be a huge bonus. As the season has shown so far, anyone can beat anyone, and with a bit of luck and the right mindset, we are more than capable of causing a shock. That said, it is the following two games where points look the most likely.
Home Against Wigan Athletic - Tuesday 2nd of February
Another relegated side, in any other circumstances the Robins would be just as concerned as they are when facing Hull City. However, Wigans well documented financial troubles have led them to struggle just as much as we are. Sat on equal points with the Robins and sitting one place lower thanks to a slightly poorer goal difference - this is a real six-pointer.
If we harbour any ambitions of getting out of the relegation places, this is a match that should be earmarked as one where we give it our all to pick up the three points. A win at home to Wigan would also give the team confidence for the visit of Shrewsbury Town just a few days later.
Home Against Shrewsbury Town - Saturday 6th of February
Finally, we are set to come up against Shrewsbury Town at the County Ground, another side firmly in our sights. They find themselves three points better off than the Robins currently and are sitting in 17th place. Depending on results for both clubs in the two sets of fixtures before, the Robins potentially could get above them in the league if victorious.
Time Will Tell if We Can Push Up the Table
There are no easy matches in League One, especially for a club like ours that has come out of the league below. Although the Sheridan didn’t add much improvement over January, there are 9 points on offer from the next three games and a decent haul will no doubt give us a better chance of staying up. Can the boys show the fight and desire needed? Only time will tell! Until then, let’s get behind them and give them the support they need.