UK time is: 07:28:33
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Swindon Town

The Withdean

26/03/11

1300

NEXT: Brighton & Hove Albion

Swindon's battle against the drop into League Two limps on and faces it's toughest test yet... away at runaway leaders Brighton and Hove Albion.

Vital Quotes:

Many point at the departure of captain Gordon Greer to Brighton last summer as the major factor behinds Town's decline.

In an interview with the Advertiser, the Scottish central defender expressed his surprise at Town's plight.

'They have got a really good squad of players. Four or five of them could easily play in the Championship, so I couldn't tell you what has gone wrong... I was quite shocked about Danny Wilson. I didn't expect it. I heard that he resigned so a new manager could come in and give them the best chance possible to stay in the league.'

Brighton & Hove Albion Team News:

On loan forward Chris Wood is away on international duty with New Zealand so misses out.

Defender Adam El-Abd is definitely ruled out with a hamstring problem while Ashley Barnes is struggling with an ankle knock.

Albion side that beat Notts County 1-0 on 22/03/11

C. Ankergren, A. El-Abd (T. Elphick 45'), M. Painter, I. Calderon, G. Greer, G. Dicker, E. Bennett (C. Noone 58'), L. Bridcutt, M. Sparrow, G. Murray, C. Wood (F. Sandaza 79')

Player to watch: Glenn Murray

The former Carlisle United and Rochdale forward could/should cause Town's defence significant troubles.

Swindon Town Team News:

Vincent Pericard (remember him?) remains sidelined but Scott Cuthbert remains available after learning that he doesn't require surgery on his cheekbone.

Aden Flint has returned to Alfreton Town on loan for the remainder of the campaign while Milan Misun is out for the season with injury.

Town side that drew 0-0 at Huddersfield Town on 19/03/11

D. Lucas, A. Frampton, S. Cuthbert, A. Sheehan (J-C. Jean-Francois 85'), P. Caddis, J. Douglas, M. Timlin , D. Prutton, M. Ritchie (M. Rose 76'), C. Andrew, M. Grella (K. Amankwaah 62')

Player to watch: Calvin Andrew

The low-scoring Palace forward has impressed with his effort since arriving on loan from Crystal Palace. He could become a firm favourite if he can score some goals and help keep Town up!

Match Facts & Stats

The last meeting between the two was on the opening day of the season at the County Ground with the three points going to Brighton thanks to a debut brace from Matt Sparrow. Charlie Austin scored Town's only reply (FS: STFC 1-2 B&HA)

Match Prediction:

Brighton 3-1 Swindon Town

Next Fixtures:

Town travel to Exeter.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Nellup  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday March 25 2011

Time: 4:43PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Swindon Town Articles

Archived Swindon Town Articles

List All Vital Swindon Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Swindon 0 - 3 Gillingham
Crewe 0 - 0 Swindon
Swindon 2 - 1 Bradford
Swindon 1 - 2 Crawley
Scunthorpe 3 - 1 Swindon
Oldham 2 - 1 Swindon

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Bristol City 34 22 7 5 34 73
2. MK Dons 34 18 8 8 33 62
3. Preston 32 18 8 6 23 62
4. Swindon 34 18 7 9 21 61
5. Sheff Utd 33 15 8 10 8 53
6. Chesterfield 34 13 9 12 4 48
7. Bradford 33 13 9 11 4 48

Breaking League News

Player of the Month Winner - February (McLeod)
Crawley : 06/03/2015 06:00:01
Manager of the Month Winner - February (Grayson)
Preston : 06/03/2015 06:00:00
Walsall v Bristol City - Mark Of Respect For Becky
Walsall : 05/03/2015 22:21:01
Defender extends deal
Crewe : 05/03/2015 22:08:00
DRFC Gillingham v Doncaster Rovers Team News
Doncaster : 05/03/2015 21:20:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Do you back the Trust putting a roof on the Stratton Bank?
Suggested By:  Vital Swindon
Yes 50%
No 50%