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SWINDON TOWN vs. BRENTFORD

The County Ground

01/05/10

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NEXT UP: Brentford

Town welcome Brentford to the County Ground for Swindon's final home fixture of the normal season

Vital Quotes:

Danny Wilson has talked of caution regarding his squad selection ahead of this fixture. Key players included Town's strike pairing of Paynter and Austin have knocks and has admitted that his next side could be 'a calculated risk'.

SWINDON TOWN Team News:

Jonathan Douglas, Jon-Paul McGovern, Charlie Austin, Billy Paynter, Danny Ward, Alan Sheehan and Sean Morrison both are all carrying slight injuries.

Alan O'Brien and Kurt Hammonds are expected to sit out the rest of the season despite being back in training.

Callum Kennedy has returned from injury - Vincent Pericard's is doubtful.

Player to watch: FRANK NOUBLE

With both Billy Paynter and Charlie Austin carrying minor knocks, the young West Ham United loanee may get a chance to impress.

Indeed, the likes of Lescinel, Easton, Timlin and Amankwaah could be given opportunities to start.

BRENTFORD Team News:

Vital Brentford state that Myles Weston could miss the game as he awaits the arrival of he and his partners child.

However, Danny Foster and David Hunt could both return from their brief paternity leave.

Carl Cort, Mark Phillips, Pim Balkestein (on loan from Ipswich) should all feature.

Lionel Ainsworth has returned to Huddersfield Town in disgrace after throwing a wobbly against Yeovil.

Brentford are unbeaten since March.

BFC side that drew 1-1 with Yeovil Town

53. Wojciech Szczęsny
22. Karleigh Osborne
32. Leon Legge
16. Sam Wood
2. Kevin O'Connor
13. David Hunt
20. Toumani Diagouraga
17. Lionel Ainsworth (Blake 60')
7. Sam Saunders (Phillips 84')
18. Ben Strevens
10. Charlie MacDonald

Subs

5. Mark Phillips
21. Nikki Bull
24. Lewis Ferrell
25. Fraser Franks
27. Ryan Blake

Player to watch: Wojciech Szczęsny

Brentford's goalkeeper has been in good form for the Bee's since joining on loan from the Arsenal. He could certainly frustrate Town's strikeforce on Saturday.

Match Facts & Stats

Historically, Town have a slight edge over the Londoners in the 71 league fixtures between the two clubs. Town have won 29, drawn 17 and lost 25.

The two teams last met in October at Griffin Park. On loan forwards Alex Revell (2) and Ben Hutchinson scoring for Swindon in a 3-2 victory. Carl Cort and Charlie MacDonald scored The Bees goals.

BFC: Nikki Bull, Ryan Dickson, Mark Phillips, Alan Bennett, James Wilson, Kevin O'Connor, Marcus Bean, Sam Saunders, Sam Wood (Myles Weston 73'), Carl Cort, Charlie MacDonald.

STFC: David Lucas, Callum Kennedy, Gordon Greer, Scott Cuthbert, Kevin Amankwaah, Anthony McNamee (Michael Timlin 80'), Simon Ferry, Jonathan Douglas, Jon-Paul McGovern, Ben Hutchinson (Lloyd Macklin 63'), Alex Revell (Billy Paynter 85').

Played for Both Clubs

Chris Kamara, Simon Cox, Matthew Heywood, Toumani Diagouraga, Fola Onibuje, Alex Rhodes, Junior Lewis, Ricky Shakes and John Cornwell are amongs those to have played for both clubs.

Ref Watch:

Mr. Andy Woolmer

Swindon Town have failed to win a game officiated by Woolmer (four attempts over the years).

On a lighter not, Mr. Woolmer was in charge the day Oxford United were relegated from the Football League.

This season Mr. Woolmer has officiated in 30 games (F.A. Cup, Championship, L1 and L2)

MA: 30
YC: 78
RC: 3
- Lee Hills (Oldham Athletic)
- Adam Barrett (Southend United)
- Daniel Leach (Barnet)

Assistants: M.J. Amphlett & A.J. Hutton

4th Official: A.M. Turner

Match Prediction:

Swindon Town 1-0 Brentford

Next Fixture:

Town travel to automatic promotion hunting Millwall on the final day of the season... before the Play-Offs.




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Writer: Nellup  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday April 30 2010

Time: 3:16PM

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Early goal from us will help settle the nerves. It ain't going to be easy this afternoon IMO
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