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SWINDON TOWN vs. BRISTOL ROVERS

The County Ground

05/03/10

1300

NEXT UP: Bristol Rovers

THIS IS AN EARLY KICK-OFF: 1300. The last meeting between the two resulted in an easy 3-0 win for the Pirates at the Memorial Stadium. Danny Wilson now faces the task of getting some revenge on Paul Trollope's side.

Vital Quotes: Danny Wilson

On the official Swindon Town website, Wilson commented that...

'I'm not one who goes over games and dwells on them because there's no point, but the feeling of disappointment was universal amongst players and fans on that day.'

SWINDON TOWN Team News:

Kevin Amankwaah is still struggling with the hamstring injury he suffered during the Stockport County game. Scott Cuthbert would operate in his place with Sean Morrison continuing in the middle alongside Gordon Greer.

Alan O'Brien and Kurt Hammonds are definately out.

Side that draw 0-0 with Orient last weekend

David Lucas, Scott Cuthbert, Alan Sheehan, Sean Morrison, Gordon Greer, Jonathan Douglas, J-P McGovern, Simon Ferry (Craig Easton 65'), Danny Ward (Matt Ritchie 83'), Billy Paynter, Charlie Austin (Vincent Pericard 72')

SNU: Michael Timlin, Lescinel Jean-Francois, Mark Marshall, Phil Smith.

Player to watch: BILLY PAYNTER

Town's in form forward will be hoping to get back into scoring ways after the 0-0 draw at Leyton Orient last weekend.

BRISTOL ROVERS Team News:

On-loan midfielder Wayne Brown is out of the game with injury but goalkeeper Mikkel Andersen is expected to replace former Town goalkeeper Rhys Evans after returning from U-21 international duty.

Side that beat Stockport County 1-0 in midweek

Rhys Evans, Danny Coles, Steve Elliott, Byron Anthony, Daniel Jones, Campbell, Dominic Blizzard (Andy Williams 68'), Chris Lines, Jeff Hughes, Jo Kuffour (Charlie Reece 68'), Paul Heffernan

SNU: Aaron Lescott, Carl Regan, Ben Swallow, Elliot Richard, Mark Wright.

Player to watch: CHRIS LINES

One of the stand-out players in League One this season and has been subject to much transfer talk from bigger clubs.

Match Facts & Stats

This is the 150th meeting between the two sides in all competitions. Town has won 64, lost 63 and drawn 22.

Last 5 Meetings

12/12/09: BRFC 3-0 STFC
25/04/09: STFC 2-1 BRFC
22/11/08: BRFC 2-2 STFC
22/04/08: BRFC 0-1 STFC
24/11/07: STFC 1-0 BRFC

Played for both clubs

Many have featured for both sides - they include...

Bob Archer, Rhys Evans, Andy Gurney, Ricky Shakes, Mark Walters, Billy Tout, Jamie Cureton, Steve White, Roy Carter and Tim Parkin.

Match Prediction:

Rovers are in good form. They'll be desperate to catch the Play-Off pack. DRAW.

Next Fixtures:

Town travel to Milton Keynes to face Paul Ince's Dons side in what will be a crucial Play-Off race fixture.

The fixture takes place on Tuesday at 1945.




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Date:Friday March 5 2010

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