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VITAL PREVIEW: Scunthorpe United

Swindon Town
vs.
Scunthorpe United

County Ground

Saturday 20 October 2012

15:00

Swindon Town welcome struggling side Scunthorpe United to the County Ground on Saturday as Town return to League One action.

Vital Quotes:

"Obviously our home form has dipped a little bit but we need to make it like it was last year when teams dread coming here and worrying about not getting rolled over.

Matt Ritchie On Town's home form

Swindon Town Team News:

James Collins is likely to start in place of Paul Benson who was lambasted by Paolo Di Canio after last week. Collins scored and changed the game when he came on. Andy Williams is set to miss the match as well as Alan Navarro who is out for a month. No word on Alan McCormack's status.

Player to watch: Matt Ritchie

Ritchie has looked a shell of the player he was last season in recent times, lets hope he can get back to his best. Matt Ritchie is a player that needs to play well for the rest to follow.

Scunthorpe United Team News:

David Mirfin will miss the match through suspension. Former Town left back Callum Kennedy could be set for a re-call after recovering from an injury. Karl Hawley could return after returning to training this week. Captain Paul Reid will face a late fitness test. Former Town players David Prutton, Leon Clarke and Mike Grella return alongside Kennedy.

Player to watch: Leon Clarke

The petulant former Swindon striker is in fine form since arriving at Scunthorpe from Charlton Athletic in the Summer.

Match Facts & Stats

Swindon Town have never lost to Scunthorpe United at the County Ground. Town have won and drawn 5 times against The Iron.

Match Prediction:

2-1 Town win with Leon Clarke scoring for the visitors. Former Town players always score against Town.

Next Fixtures:

Town travel to Stevenage FC on Saturday 27th as they continue league One play. Kick off is at 3pm.


Writer:Shaun Calderwood
Date:Friday October 19 2012
Time: 9:34AM

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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 45 14 16 15 58 -4
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 45 12 12 21 48 -25
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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