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County Ground (ATT 6,852) 10th September 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Mohareb

Swindon Swindon Town vs Southend United Southend

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Last Updated: 09/09/11 12:06pm

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Devera: In for the Robins

Devera: In for the Robins

Team news ahead of Saturday's League Two clash between Swindon and Southend at the County Ground.

Swindon are facing a defensive selection nightmare for the clash.

Alberto Comazzi is suspended following his red card against Rotherham last week and the Robins' star performer of the season so far, Aden Flint, is struggling for fitness after picking up an abductor injury in midweek.

With defensive cover limited as it is, Italian utility man Alessandro Cibocchi is also not 100% fit and Will Evans is on loan to Hereford in a deal which is not believed to feature a release clause.

Joe Devera will be drafted into the middle of the back four, and it is likely club captain Oliver Risser will partner the Venezuelan at the heart of the defence despite Risser dislocating his thumb in training on Thursday.

Up front, Lukas Magera is missing due to injury while midfielder Abdul Said is a long-term casualty.

Meanwhile Southend's ranks will contain plenty of familiar faces for the trip but Michael Timlin will not be one of them as he is unable to face his parent club.

Midfielder Timlin recently signed for the Shrimpers on loan from Town until January but is ineligible for the County Ground clash under the terms of the arrangement.

But Southend manager Paul Sturrock does return having managed Swindon for just over a year between 2006-2007, as does fit-again son Blair, who played for the Robins for three years before being released in 2009.

Midfielder Jean-Paul Kalala (groin) returned to training on Thursday having missed the last three matches and will come back onto contention providing he suffers no ill-effects.

But Neil Harris (groin), Lee Sawyer (thigh) and Liam Dickinson (suspension) continue to miss out, as does striker Barry Corr (knee).

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
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1 Shrewsbury Town 22 43
2 Wycombe Wanderers 22 43
3 Burton Albion 23 43
4 Luton Town 22 41
5 Southend United 22 38
6 Plymouth Argyle 22 37
7 Newport County AFC 22 37
8 Exeter City 23 37
9 Bury 22 34
10 Stevenage 22 31
11 Morecambe 22 30
12 AFC Wimbledon 22 30
13 Accrington Stanley 22 30
14 Cambridge United 22 29
15 Portsmouth 22 27
16 Mansfield Town 22 27
17 Oxford United 22 25
18 Cheltenham Town 22 25
19 Northampton Town 22 24
20 Carlisle United 22 24
21 York City 22 23
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 22 21
23 Tranmere Rovers 22 19
24 Hartlepool United 22 14