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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 45 29 10 6 97 44
2 Bolton 45 24 11 10 83 29
3 Fleetwood 45 23 12 10 81 21
4 Scunthorpe 45 23 10 12 79 24
5 Bradford 45 20 18 7 78 19
6 Millwall 45 19 13 13 70 8
7 Southend 45 19 12 14 69 16
8 Rochdale 45 19 11 15 68 9
9 Oxford 45 19 9 17 66 11
10 Bristol Rovers 45 18 12 15 66 -1
11 Peterborough 45 17 11 17 62 3
12 MK Dons 45 15 13 17 58 -1
13 Walsall 44 14 16 14 58 -3
14 Charlton 45 13 18 14 57 4
15 Wimbledon 45 13 17 15 56 -3
16 Northampton 45 14 10 21 52 -13
17 Oldham 45 12 16 17 52 -13
18 Shrewsbury 45 13 12 20 51 -15
19 Bury 45 13 11 21 50 -11
20 Gillingham 45 12 13 20 49 -20
21 Port Vale 44 11 12 21 45 -26
R Swindon 45 11 11 23 44 -19
R Coventry 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Chesterfield 45 9 10 26 37 -34
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