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Swindon Town vs. Yeovil Town

The County Ground

28/12/09

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NEXT UP: Yeovil Town

Heartbreak. Town threw away a brilliant opportunity to beat Charlton Athletic yet failed thanks to a late, late equaliser. Danny Wilson must now motivate his side for the home clash with Yeovil Town on Monday. The Glovers will be full of confidance after comfortably beating Wycombe Wanderers.

Vital Quotes:

Talking after the Charlton game Danny Wilson told the media that the Yeovil game 'should be tasty and Yeovil will enjoy coming to Swindon. They won there last season so we know what they are capable of.'

Swindon Town Team News:

Charlie Austin suffered a minor knock in the 2-2 draw at Charlton. However, Danny Wilson was quick to reassure the fans that he would be available for the Yeovil fixture.

Alan O'Brien may replace Lescinel Jean-Francois in the starting line-up.

This fixture will mark the end of the loan spells of Alan Sheehan, Danny Ward and Ben Hutchinson.

Player to watch: PAYNTER & AUSTIN

Swindon Town have scored 10 times in the last 6 league games and they've been scored by either Paynter or Austin.

The supposed rookie has six while Paynter has four of them.

With the rest of the side failing to contribute in the goal department it's important that these two do!

Yeovil Town Team News:

Glovers boss Terry Skiverton is likely to keep faith in the side that destroyed Wycombe Wanderers on Boxing Day.

Likely Line-up

Alex McCarthy (GK)
Craig Alcock
Stefan Stam
Steven Caulker
Nathan Smith
Gavin Tomlin
Jean-Paul Kalala
Kieran Murtagh
Ryan Mason
Sam Williams
Dean Bowditch

Subs

Scott Murray
Richard Martin (GK)
Jonathan Obika
Andy Welsh
Nathan Jones
Terrell Forbes
Danny Hutchins

Other Players

Darren Way
Aiden Downes
Andy Lindegaard
Nathan Smith
Andre McCollin
Ben Roberts (GK)
Rob Clowes

Player to watch: JONATHAN OBIKA

He's scored against Swindon in the past and despite appearing as a substitute of late he's still been scoring in every other game.

Former Ipswich Town forward Ben Bowditch could also trouble the Town defence.

Match Facts & Stats

This will be Swindon's 8th encounter with Yeovil in the 3rd tier since the Glovers rise from Non-League football.

So far it's level with Swindon winning 3, losing 3 and drawing 1.

Last Fixture

This is Swindon's first return fixture of the season. Town went to Huish Park on September 5th and left with all three points thanks to a Terrell Forbes own goal.

YTFC:
Alex McCarthy, Craig Alcock (Andy Lindegaard 51'), Nathan Jones, Steven Caulker, Kieran Murtagh, Andy Welsh (Jean-Paul Kalala 78'), Ryan Mason, Nathan Smith, Sam Williams (Andre McCollin 22'), Jonathan Obika.

SNU: Stefan Stam, George O'Callaghan, Scott Murray, Richard Martin (GK).

STFC:

David Lucas, Lescinel Jean-Francois, Gordon Greer, Scott Cuthbert, Kevin Amankwaah, Anthony McNamee (Tope Obadeyi 54'), Simon Ferry (Michael Timlin 80'), Jonathan Douglas, Jon-Paul McGovern, Ben Hutchinson (Lloyd Macklin 67'), Billy Paynter.

SNU: Sean Morrison, Callum Kennedy, Alex Revell, Phil Smith.

28/03/09: Yeovil Town 1-0 Swindon Town

YTFC: Jonathan Obika (33')

20/12/08: Swindon Town 2-3 Yeovil Town

YTFC: Colin Alcock (10')
YTFC: Lee Peltier (28')
STFC: Michael Timlin (45')
STFC: Jon-Paul McGovern (47')
YTFC: Jerel Ifil o.g. (72')

26/12/07: Yeovil Town 0-1 Swindon Town

STFC: Barry Corr (66')

09/09/07: Swindon Town 0-1 Yeovil Town

YTFC: Lloyd Owusu (77')

11/03/06: Yeovil Town 0-0 Swindon Town

27/10/05 Swindon Town 4-2 Yeovil Town

YTFC: Pablo Bastianini (1')
STFC: Terry Skiverton o.g (24')
STFC: Rory Fallon (50')
STFC: Colin Heath (66')
YTFC: Terry Skiverton (87')
STFC: Christian Roberts (90')

Played for Both Clubs
(league appearances & goals only)

Swindon Town legend Don Rogers had a brief loan spell with Yeovil in the 1970's while fellow League Cup winner (and captain) Stan Harland was player-manager in Somerset during that spell.

Kevin Amankwaah

YTFC: 53 (1)
STFC: 51 (4)

Steve Mildenhall

STFC: 33 (0)
YTFC: 75 (0)

Jamie Pitman

STFC: 3 (0)
YTFC: 42 (2)

Others include Giuliano Grazioli, Leigh Barnard, Terry Hubbard and Paul Batty.

Match Prediction:

Swindon Town 2-1 Yeovil Town.

Next Fixture: Fulham

Swindon Town's first fixture of the 10's(!) is a trip to Craven Cottage on January 2nd.




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