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SWINDON TOWN vs. OLDHAM ATHLETIC

The County Ground

09/02/10

1945

NEXT UP: Oldham Athletic

The joyous occasion that was Leeds United has long gone - we've not lost since but Town have surrendered to leads late-on. Tonight Swindon welcome Oldham Athletic to the County Ground

Vital Quotes:

DANNY WILSON: "Olham are a big strong side, they're very competetive and will be a threat to us all night..."

DAVE PENNEY: "Swindon are a good side and we respect them, but equally I don't think we did too badly against them at home..."

SWINDON TOWN Team News:

Alan O'Brien is back in contention after being included on the bench last weekend.

Callum Kennedy, Alan Sheehan and Kurt Hammonds are out while Vincent Pericard remains a concern.

Player to watch: BILLY PAYNTER

He's the in form player in the division at the moment. He failed to score against Charlton Athletic and will be eager to get back to his scoring ways once again.

OLDHAM ATHLETIC Team News:

Jon Worthington, Kelvin Lomax, Andy Holdsworth, Rob Purdie and Lewis Alessandra are all out injured.

Hasney Aljofree could feature against his former employers while loan signings Jason Price, Jim Goodwin and Darryl Flahavan are all available.

Oldham side that beat Tranmere Rovers last Saturday

Dean Brill, Sean Gregan, Reuben Hazell, Joe Jacobson, Danny Whitaker (Chris Taylor 75'), Jim Goodwin, Dean Furman, Dale Stephens (Alex Marrow 82'), Jason Price, Deane Smalley, Paweł Abbott (Keigan Parker 78')

SNU: Hasney Aljofree, Joe Colbeck, Ryan Brooke, Darryl Flahavan.

Player to watch: CHRIS TAYLOR

He hasn't had the greatest of seasons thus far by his standards but on his day he is one of the best players in the division.

Match Facts & Stats

In the league there's nothing separating the two sides. Both clubs have won 14, drawn 11 and lost 14.

LAST MEETING: 22/08/2009

Oldham Athletic 2-2 Swindon Town

OAFC: Alex Marrow 37'
STFC: Jon-Paul McGovern 83'
STFC: Billy Paynter 90'
OAFC: Kieran Lee 90'

OAFC: Dean Brill, Andy Holdsworth, Reuben Hazell, Sean Gregan, Peter Gilbert, Jon Worthington (Kieran Lee 82'), Keigan Parker (Danny Whitaker 62'), Alex Marrow, Chris Taylor (Dean Firman 80'), Pawel Abbott, Nick Blackman.

SNU: Kevlin Lomax, Ryan Brooke, Darren Byfield, Przemysław Kazimierczak.

STFC: David Lucas, Lescinel Jean-Francois (Callum Kennedy 39'), Gordon Greer, Sean Morrison, Kevin Amankwaah, Anthony McNamee (Alan O'Brien 67'), Michael Timlin (Lloyd Macklin 54'), Jonathan Douglas, Jon-Paul McGovern, Tope Obadeyi, Billy Paynter.

SNU: Scott Cuthbert, Craig Easton, Nathan Thompson, Phil Smith.

Other Recent Meetings

31/01/09: OAFC 0-0 STFC
25/10/08: STFC 2-0 OAFC
05/04/08: STFC 3-0 OAFC
26/02/08: OAFC 2-2 STFC

In The Top Flight!

Swindon Town's first ever home fixture in the top flight was against Joe Royle's Oldham Athletic side.

The game ended in a 1-0 win for the Lactics thanks to a last gasp Paul Bernard injury time goal.

STFC: Fraser Digby, Luc Nijholt, Shaun Taylor, Ross MacLaren, Adi Whitbread, Nicky Summerbee, Martin Ling, John Moncur, Micky Hazard (Kevin Horlock 73'), Jan-Åge Fjørtoft, Craig Maskell.

SNU: Adrian Viveash, Nicky Hammond.

OAFC: Paul Gerrard, Craig Fleming, Neil Pointon, Richard Jobson, Steve Redmond, Gunnar Halle, Nick Henry, Mike Milligan, Paul Bernard, Neil Adams, Ian Olney.

SNU: Andy Ritchie, Mark Brennan, Jon Hallworth.

PLAYED FOR BOTH CLUBS

Don Heath, Paul Edwards, Sam Parkin, Steve Mildenhall, Frank Large...

Ref Watch:

Mr. D. Deadman

Deadman's first officiated Swindon in October 2006 in the 1-0 loss at Wycombe Wanderers in the JP Trophy.

The next Town fixture was a year later, again in the JP Trophy and again a loss - this time to Cheltenham Town.

His last Town fixture was in September 2008, the 3-1 loss to Leeds United in League One.

So... three games and three losses... Great!

This season Deadman has been in control of 23 fixtures dishing out 64 yellow cards and sending off 5 players

The Reds
Clive Platt (Colchester United)
Jordi Lopez (Swansea City)
Nathan Dyer (Swansea City)
Zurab Khizanishvili (Newcastle United)
Nicky Shorey (Nottingham Forest)

Referee's Wingman #1: J. Farries
Referee's Wingman #2: B.J. Malone
4th Official: N. Radford.

Match Prediction:

1-1.

Next Fixtures:

Town face a very tough trip to Huddersfield Town on Saturday 13 February




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The Journalist

Writer: Nellup  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday February 9 2010

Time: 11:59AM

Your Comments

Like a lot of teams Swindon treated Leeds like a cup final and couldnt get themselves back up afterwards....bubble burst ??? We shall see.
erni
Bubble burst? It's not as though we've lost since!
Nellup
This is a must win game for us tonight, the games in hand advantage will soon slip away if we dont win games like these, although i do predict a 2-1 win. Up the Town!!
jason90
If we are to be taken seriously as Play-Off contenders - which I don't believe we are - then we've got to get this fixture right. I don't fancy us getting much at Huddersfield on Saturday sowe need points on the board.
Nellup
 

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