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Swndon Town
vs.
Milton Keynes Dons

County Ground

25/8/2012

15:00

Swindon Town, who have not lost a league game at the County Ground in over a year, welcome the MK Dons to the County Ground this weekend.

Vital Quotes:

"This is one of the moments that can be crucial in the future because we are playing against one of the sides who have finished in the top six in the last three years.

"That can give you an extra lift, can give you another three points and can give you the fact that at home we are unbeatable at the moment.

"People think that both sides should finish top six.

Town boss Paolo Di Canio

Swndon Town Team News:

Gary Roberts is likely to miss the game as he recovers from a calf injury. Defender Paul Caddis looks likely to miss out whilst he completes his loan move to Birmingham City.

Player to watch: Joe Devera

Devera has performed well at right back in Caddis' abscence. A consistant Devera is key to a successful season.

Milton Keynes Dons Team News:

Anthony Kay, Stephen Gleeson and former Leeds United star Alan Smith are all set to miss the match through suspension. Mathias Doumbe and Shaun Williams are unlikely to feature due to suffering with ankle injuries.

Player to watch: Dean Lewington

Lewington has been at the club sinces it's inception in 2004 and before that with the former Wimbledon FC. The skipper has played in over 40 games for MK/Wimbledon for the last 8 seasons.

Match Facts & Stats

Milton Keynes Dons won the previous encounter between the 2 clubs with a 1-0 victory over Town in April 2011.

Match Prediction:

Swindon Town have not lost a game at the County Ground in over a year. A 2-1 home win is our prediction.

Next Fixtures:

Swindon travel to the Britannia Stadium to take on Premier League opposition in the form of Stoke City on Tuesday 28th August with a 19:45 kick off.

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Writer:Shaun Calderwood
Date:Friday August 24 2012
Time: 3:23PM

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League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
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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