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Hartlepool United vs. Swindon Town

Victoria Park

Friday 3 October 2008


PREVIEW: Hartlepool

Swindon Town make the long journey to Victoria Park to take on Hartlepool United in Coca Cola League One action.

Town head into the game 17th in League One after losing 2-1 to Millwall at the County Ground on Sunday.

Vital Quotes:

'I don't feel under pressure at all,' he admitted. 'I speak to the chairman constantly and get on well with him, and don't have any problems with that.

'The directors have been great with me and have given me whatever I want. We've had plenty of discussions about tons of things and they've never once said to me you'd better get this lifted or you'll be out'.

Swindon Town Manager Maurice Malpas

Hartlepool United Team News:

Hartlepool currently sit 12th in the League One table.

Kevin Kyle who joined The Pools from Coventry City on loan will go straight into the team.

Former Swindon Town target Willie Boland will miss the match through a knee injury, whilst Ben Clark could feature after recovering from an ankle injury and playing in a reserve match earlier in the week.

Player to watch: Ritchie Jones

The former Manchester United youngster was a target for Swindon in the Summer and will be looking to go one over The Robins to show the fans just what they missed out on.

Swindon Town Team News:

Town will be without Hasney Aljofree who is suffering from a virus and Jamie Vincent who is recovering from an operation.

Barry Corr could be set to return to the fold after making it through Town's 1-0 reserve match loss to Swansea.

Jerel Ifil could be set to start at centre back filling in for the injured Aljofree.

Patrick Kanyuka could be on the bench as a defensive back-up as well as Yinka Casal.

Player to watch: Jerel Ifil

Jerel has missed the last 2 games after being dropped. Ifil will be out to make a statement and reclaim his place in the team.

Match Facts & Stats

Swindon Town have a 9-7-4 record against Hartlepool United in all competitions. Swindon did not lose to Hartlepool at all last season. Town drew 1-1 with The Pools in the away fixture whilst goals from Simon Cox and Barry Corr at the County Ground gave Swindon a 2-1 home win.

Match Prediction:

Swindon Town have to get a result to relieve some of the pressure on Town boss Maurice Malpas. Town have not done too bad on their travels this season so we will say a 1-1 draw which would be a good result.

Next Fixtures:

Coca Cola League One - Swindon Town V Huddersfield Town, Saturday 11 October 2008, 3pm kick off at the County Ground

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Writer: Moonraker1969 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday October 2 2008

Time: 10:05PM

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This is a must win game or the atmosphere at the County Ground could be very hostile against Huddersfield.
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02/10/2008 22:07:00

Win or lose I think it will be the same atmosphere - none ! If we lose both games there could be fireworks after.
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03/10/2008 08:04:00

peacocks back in midfield, just proves malpas doesn't know what hes doing, after saying that he has never seen peacock in midfield before and wouldn't play him there. and again going for a negative midfield - and playing 4 centre midfielders in midfield as well
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03/10/2008 19:33:00

why didnt you win.....?
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07/10/2008 11:03:00

because we didn't score more than hartlepool
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07/10/2008 17:21:00


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