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PREVIEW: STFC @ Brighton

Brighton & Hove Albion
vs.
Swindon Town

Withdean Stadium

11/04/09

1500

Another six pointer - this time it's at the Withdean

Danny Wilson

Talking to the Official Swindon Town website Wilson insisting that 'the pressure will be on Brighton.'

Wilson continues by emphasising that Town 'can't have any sympathies because they will be trying to do to us what we want to do with them.'

Brighton & Hove Albion Team News:

Brighton welcome back on-loan strike Calvin Andrew from a hamstring injury.

Fellow forwards Craig Davies, Lloyd Owusu and Gary Hart are all back in training and available for selection.

Colin Hawkins has returned from a calf problem.

Al Bangura and Gary Borrowdale are struggling.

Striker Nicky Forster, whi has scored 6 goals and in his last 4 matches against Swindon for Brighton, is out.

Player to watch: Lloyd Owusu

Striker scored against Hereford and could cause problems for Town.

Swindon Town Team News:

Craig Easton and J-P McGovern both made it through the reserve clash with Forest Green Rovers unscathed and will be available for selection.

The seasons of Barry Corr, Hasney Aljofree and Lee Peacock have all ended through injury.

Player to watch: Simon Cox

The Powerade Player of the Month for March hasn't scored for two games (neither have Swindon) and he's at his most clinical away from home (three hat-tricks).

Match Facts & Stats

Swindon's Form Vs. Brighton (All Matches)

51 Wins

4 Draws

3 Losses

Previous Fixtures

28/12/08: STFC 0-2 B&HA

2/12/08: B&HA 2-0 STFC (JPT)

2/03/08: B&HA 2-1 STFC

5/12/07: STFC 0-3 B&HA

0/05/05: B&HA 1-2 STFC* (P-O)

* Brighton won 4-3 on penalties

Played for Both Clubs

Peter Downsborough, Ian Culverhouse, Martin Ling, Bryan Wade and Chris Ramsey are among those who have played for both clubs.

Meanwhile Swindon Town boss Danny Wilson played more league games for Brighton than any other club during his 18 year professional football career - 135 between 1983-1987.

Match Prediction:

Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 Swindon Town

Next Fixtures:

Swindon welcome Leyton Orient to the County Ground on Easter Monday.


Writer:Nellup
Date:Thursday April 9 2009
Time: 10:01PM

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