Opposition focus: Swindon winless in nine before Spireites visit

Chesterfield vs Swindon Town - Rai Simons battles for possession - Pic By James Williamson
Chesterfield vs Swindon Town - Rai Simons battles for possession - Pic By James Williamson

Chesterfield’s hosts on Saturday are a side without a victory in nine outings.

Swindon have picked up just seven points from a possible 30 and find themselves on 52 points – not yet mathematically safe but very unlikely to finish in the bottom four.

Saturday’s probable line-up for the Robins is: Kean, Thompson, Turnball, Kasim, Ajose, Doughty, Brophy, Thompson, Obika, Rossi-Branco, Barry.

That would be an unchanged starting XI from the side who drew 1-1 with Walsall in midweek, ending a run of three straight defeats for Swindon.

It emerged on Thursday that Swindon Town have been fined £22,900 by the Pensions Regulator for repeatedly failing to comply with automatic enrolment duties.

The club has recently suspended a trio of players who appeared to inhale nitrous oxide on a live social media video.

Images appeared to show Drissa Traore, Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill and Jeremy Balmy taking the legal high, commonly known as laughing gas, via balloons.