Swindon Town - NEXT UP: Rotherham United
UK time is: 21:15:14
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Swindon Town vs. Rotherham United

County Ground



On Sky

NEXT UP: Rotherham United

Not a great week for Town. Losses against Shrewsbury Town and Southampton was swiftly followed by Leon Clarke's much discussed exit. Now it's time for Di Canio's side to take on Martin Scott's in-form Rotherham United side.

Vital Quotes:

Talking to BBC Radio Swindon Paolo Di Canio stated that:

'We will have our chance but we need to score goals.

'This is an opportunity to show everyone in English football that we play a League One game.

'But we play too much football and it's not good enough to win.'

Swindon Town Team News:

New loan signing Ahmed Abdalla could make his debut after arriving from West Ham United on deadline day.

Leon Clarke ended his Town career with his post-Southampton hissy-fit which led the mass media to point the finger at Di Canio.

Elsewhere, Alessandra Cibocchi is still unavailable due to a paperwork delay with the Italian FA.

Oliver Risser is out injured.

Player to watch: Alan Connell

Many Town fans are desperate for the former Grimsby favourite to succeed at Swindon.

He has the attitude but he needs the minutes and more importantly, the goals.

Rotherham United Team News:

Former Alex Revell will make his debut as he prepares to fill the void left by Adam Le Fondre who linked up with Reading this week.

RUFC side that beat Gillingham 3-0 last week

C. Logan, T. Newey, M. Raynes, R. Cresswell, D. Harrison, G. Evans, J. Taylor (M. Bradley 52'), M. Marshall, D. Schofield, L Grabban, C. Holroyd (L. Foster 84')

Player to watch: Alex Revell

You know it, I know it. He will score!

Match Facts & Stats

Town have a good historical record against the Millers with 16 wins in 26 matches (four draws and six losses).

However, Rotherham were victors the last time the two sides met way back in February 2006.

Jamie Cureton gave Swindon a 20th minute lead at the County Ground before Martin Butler levelled matters two minutes later.

Sean O'Hanlon put Town back in the lead on 25 minutes but that was cancelled out by Shaun Barker just six minutes after that!

The Millers snatched the win thanks to a second half goal from Martin Butler.

TOWN vs. UNITED in the 21st Century

16/12/2000: STFC 2-1 RUFC
31/03/2001: RUFC 4-3 STFC
03/12/2005: RUFC 0-1 STFC
16/02/2006: STFC 2-3 RUFC

Those who have played for both clubs include Andy Monkhouse, Kevin Watson, Andy Nicholas and current Swindon left-back Callum Kennedy.

Legendary Swindon Town manager Danny Williams spent his entire playing career with Rotherham United playing over 400 league games for the Millers.

Ref Watch:

Carl Boyeson (East Yorkshire)

Match Prediction:

Swindon Town 2-1 Rotherham United (on the basis of nothing!) It's a must win for Town.

Next Fixtures:

Town welcome Paul Sturrock's Southend United to Swindon on September 10.

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 September 2 2011

Time: 7:27PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
We don't usually do very well on telly!
Report Abuse
02/09/2011 21:30:00

We don't usually do very well on telly!
Report Abuse
02/09/2011 21:30:00


Have Your Say

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

Recent Swindon Town Articles

Stats: Blackpool v Swindon Town (Sunday October 4 2015)

STFC: Vigouroux Recalled By Liverpool (Monday September 28 2015)

STFC: Wes Thomas Out For A Month (Monday September 28 2015)

STFC: Nathan Thompson Out For A Month (Wednesday September 23 2015)

STFC: Cooke Re-Called From Cheltenham (Wednesday September 16 2015)

STFC: Louis Thompson Returns (Sunday September 13 2015)

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
Blackpool 1 - 0 Swindon
Doncaster 2 - 2 Swindon
Swindon 1 - 2 Colchester
Swindon 0 - 1 Burton
Barnsley 4 - 1 Swindon
Crewe 1 - 3 Swindon

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Chesterfield 11 4 2 5 -1 14
15. Millwall 11 4 2 5 -4 14
16. Bradford 11 3 4 4 -4 13
17. Swindon 11 3 3 5 -2 12
18. Oldham 11 1 8 2 -4 11
19. Shrewsbury 11 3 2 6 -4 11
20. Scunthorpe 11 3 2 6 -4 11

Swindon Town Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Former Leeds and Birmingham bosses in attendance at York
Doncaster : 06/10/2015 21:02:00
Rochdale : 06/10/2015 20:58:01
Bradford Postponed At Last Minute
Barnsley : 06/10/2015 20:19:00
Team Line-Ups: Crewe Alexandra v Wigan
Crewe : 06/10/2015 19:37:00
DRFC York City v Doncaster Rovers Line-Ups
Doncaster : 06/10/2015 18:51:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are you happy with Swindon Town's transfer business?
Suggested By:  
Yes 0%
No 100%