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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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# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Sheff Utd 39 23 10 6 79 30
2 Bolton 39 22 9 8 75 28
3 Fleetwood 39 19 12 8 69 19
4 Scunthorpe 40 19 10 11 67 21
5 Bradford 40 16 18 6 66 15
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8 Rochdale 38 16 9 13 57 6
9 Bristol Rovers 40 15 12 13 57 -1
10 Oxford 39 16 8 15 56 5
11 Peterborough 40 15 10 15 55 1
12 Walsall 39 13 14 12 53 -2
13 Wimbledon 39 12 15 12 51 1
14 Northampton 40 14 8 18 50 -6
15 MK Dons 39 12 12 15 48 -1
16 Charlton 39 10 17 12 47 3
17 Bury 40 12 10 18 46 -7
18 Oldham 40 10 15 15 45 -12
19 Gillingham 40 11 12 17 45 -17
20 Shrewsbury 39 11 10 18 43 -14
21 Port Vale 38 10 12 16 42 -17
22 Swindon 40 10 9 21 39 -18
23 Chesterfield 40 8 9 23 33 -28
24 Coventry 40 7 11 22 32 -27
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