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VITAL PREVIEW: Colchester United

Swindon Town
vs.
Colchester United

County Ground

2/10/2012

19:45

Swindon Town welcome Colchester United to the County Ground in League One action.

Vital Quotes:

"When I started it was obvious that, even if I played in this league with 12-year-old kids, I want to stay at the top.

"But we have to be realistic - to build a team, six players, another five two or three weeks ago - is not easy.

"It`s not easy to change and then rotate the players after a fantastic game in the cup. It`s not easy."

Town boss Paolo Di Canio

Swindon Town Team News:

Swindon Town are flying high and currently sit fourth in League One. Town have lost only one game this season at home to Leyton Orient. Simon Ferry could face a late fitness test after injuring his hamstring against Shrewsbury.

Player to watch: Nathan Thompson

Thompson could be set for a re-call following being rested on the weekend against The Shrews.

Colchester United Team News:

Colchester United currently sit 20th in League One following the sacking of John Ward. Colchester had an impressive 3-1 over Hartlepool in Joe Dunne's debut as full time U's boss.

Player to watch: Michael Rose

Rose was part of the Swindon team that was relegated at 2 seasons ago. He was a pretty rubbish player who has seen limited action for Colchester but was recently re-called to the starting XI.

Match Facts & Stats

Swindon Town have a lifetime record of 28-15-27 against Colchester in all competitions. The last time the two teams met was in a cup match where Town lost 1-0. In the last league meeting Town lost 2-1 thanks to goals from Steven Gillespie and Dave Mooney. Scott Cuthbert scored for Town.

Match Prediction:

We predict Swindon Town will continue their fine form with a 3-1 win over our visitors.

Next Fixtures:

Town travel up North on Saturday to take on Bury. Kick off is at 3pm.


Writer:Shaun Calderwood
Date:Monday October 1 2012
Time: 9:40PM

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# 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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