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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
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 26 41
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
13 Cambridge United 25 35
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 25 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Carlisle United 27 27
23 Dagenham & Redbridge 26 26
24 Hartlepool United 27 18