Swindon will be disappointed with their 2022-23 campaign, having failed to threaten at the top end of the table, trailing the top seven by a total of 17 points, with one game left to spare.
The club’s hierarchy made the decision to sack Jody Morris earlier this month, given the Robins’ disappointing campaign, with a 2-1 defeat against Crewe Alexandra the final straw for the manager.
Over the last 10 games, Swindon have picked up just eight points, the fifth-worst record in the entire division, so it is no real surprise the board made the decision to sack Morris, and a new management team has been put in place for the remaining game.
Gavin Gunning and Steve Mildenhall have been placed in charge on an interim basis, and the duo are tasked with turning around very poor form, with their side winning just two of their last 13 League Two matches.
However, Crawley have also failed to live up to expectations this season, with safety from relegation only being confirmed last weekend, courtesy of a 0-0 draw at home against Walsall.
In fairness, the Red Devils have started to perform at the business end of the season, winning two and drawing two of their last four matches to preserve their League Two status, with Hartlepool United dropping to the National League instead.
After leaving Swindon earlier this season, Scott Lindsey has been in charge at the Broadfield Stadium since January, and he has successfully steered his side to safety with some much-improved performances on display since March.
In the last 15 games, Crawley have picked up 20 points, four more than the Robins have managed to amass during that time period, which indicates the game could be a closely-contested encounter.
That said, the vast majority of those points have been collected on home soil, with the Red Devils picking up just 12 points on their travels throughout the entire campaign, the worst record of any side in League Two, which does not bode well.