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SWINDON TOWN
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BRISTOL ROVERS

County Ground

11/10/10

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Swindon got back to winning ways after beating Torquay United in the JPT but Danny Wilson's men will be desperate to end their losing streak in League One. On Monday night Town welcome Bristol Rovers to the CG.

Vital Quotes:

Bristol Rovers manager Paul Trollope has Swindon Town in his blood. He told BBC Radio Bristol...

'We're going there to put on a performance, we're not thinking about the end result or the league table... We've had some fantastic encounters, we've got a lot of respect for them. They had a good season last year and just missed out at the final hurdle, but we go into the game with the belief we can go there and win.'

SWINDON TOWN Team News:

Danny Wilson will be without Charlie Austin, Alan Sheehan and Lescinel Jean-Francois who are all still injured. Scott Cuthbert is also struggling after getting injured during the first half against Torquay United.

Paul Caddis and Thomas Dossevi are still away on international duty.

Matt Ritchie is expected to make his full league debut while David Prutton returns from suspension.

Player to watch: MATT RITCHIE

This is a big moment for the on-loan midfielder who is keen to impress both his parent club and Danny Wilson.

BRISTOL ROVERS Team News:

Town will expect Paul Trollope to select the same attacking line-up as previous weeks with Will Hoskins being partnered by Bristol City loanee John Akinde and former Swindon loanee Jo Kuffour.

Player to watch: WILL HOSKINS

If it's level in injury time then say a litter prayer to the Football Gods because the former Rotherham United and Watford forward has bagged last gasp winners in their last two fixtures.

Match Facts & Stats

Swindon were given a thorough seeing to twice last season with Rovers winning 3-0 at the Memorial and 4-0 at the County Ground.

Ref Watch:

KEVIN FRIEND

First officiated Swindon in 2004 - A 1-1 draw with Barnsley.

His second Town game was a classic as Swindon came back from 2-0 down at home to Sheffield Wednesday with goals from Brian Howard (78), Sam Parkin (86) and Rory Fallon (88).

In fact in the 9 matches Mr. Friend has officiated Town have only lost once.

Match Prediction:

1-1

Next Fixtures:

Town travel to Peterborough United on October 16.


Writer:Nellup
Date:Sunday October 10 2010
Time: 1:12PM

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C Sheff Utd 46 30 10 6 100 45
P Bolton 46 25 11 10 86 32
3 Scunthorpe 46 24 10 12 82 26
4 Fleetwood 46 23 13 10 82 21
5 Bradford 46 20 19 7 79 19
6 Millwall 46 20 13 13 73 9
7 Southend 46 20 12 14 72 17
8 Oxford 46 20 9 17 69 13
9 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 69 9
10 Bristol Rovers 46 18 12 16 66 -2
11 Peterborough 46 17 11 18 62 0
12 MK Dons 46 16 13 17 61 2
13 Charlton 46 14 18 14 60 7
14 Walsall 46 14 16 16 58 -7
15 Wimbledon 46 13 18 15 57 -3
16 Northampton 46 14 11 21 53 -13
17 Oldham 46 12 17 17 53 -13
18 Shrewsbury 46 13 12 21 51 -17
19 Bury 46 13 11 22 50 -12
20 Gillingham 46 12 14 20 50 -20
R Port Vale 46 12 13 21 49 -25
R Swindon 46 11 11 24 44 -22
R Coventry 46 9 12 25 39 -31
R Chesterfield 46 9 10 27 37 -35
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