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Swindon vs. Scunthorpe

Swindon Town
vs.
Scunthorpe United

The County Ground

20/02/09

1500

Swindon continue the quest for 3 points. Scunthorpe will provide tough opposition.

Danny Wilson Quotes:

'It's great to come back home. We've had some tough games away from home with a lot of travelling.

'To come back to our own pad will hopefully be a big boost for us.

'I'm sure there will be a good turnout because the fans haven't seen many games here over the last month or so.

'Let's hope we can all be really excited about the situation and have a really good result as well at the end of it.'

- Danny Wilson talking to BBC Radio Swindon

Swindon Town Team News:

Loan players Hal Robson-Kanu and Gordon Greer are unlikely to feature tomorrow after picking up injuries at Millwall.

Lee Peacock returns from injury and is available for selection.

Player to watch: Simon Cox

Team Cox & Paynter are doing an adequate job up front and hopefully they can get goals against Scunthorpe.

Scunthorpe United Team News:

The BBC reports that first team keeper Joe Murphy has groin trouble so his understudy Josh Lillis stands by, but Marcus Williams is out with a metatarsal injury.

Kenny Milne is out while Ben May approaches his return.

Player to watch: Gary Hooper

The former Grays, Southend and Hereford forward is enjoying his first season at Scunthorpe. He's bagged 16 goals this season and will no doubt be a threat for the Town defence.

Match Facts & Stats

The two teams have only met 18 times in competitive fixtures. Swindon have won 7, lost 5 and drawn 6.

Last 5 Fixtures

01/11/08: Scunthorpe 3-3 Swindon
17/04/06: Scunthorpe 1-2 Swindon
22/10/05: Swindon 1-1 Scunthorpe
12/04/86: Swindon 1-1 Scunthorpe
09/11/85: Scunthorpe 0-2 Swindon

Played for Both Clubs

Frank Burrows played for Scunthorpe between 1965-1968 before going on to became a Swindon Town legend and league cup winner in '69.

Others include Bobby Barnes, Les Roberts, Curtis Weston and Michael Timlin.

Ref Watch:

C Sarginson

Match Prediction:

Swindon Town 1-1 Scunthorpe United

Next Fixtures:

Swindon face Hartlepool at home the following Tuesday.


Writer:Nellup
Date:Friday February 20 2009
Time: 8:16PM

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