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County Ground (ATT 7,962) 25th February 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: C Sarginson

Swindon Swindon Town vs Accrington Stanley Accrington

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Connell: In to lead Swindon attack

Connell: In to lead Swindon attack

Team news for Saturday's Leage Two clash between Swindon Town and Accrington Stanley at the County Ground.

Swindon can strengthen their position at the top of League Two with victory over Accrington, but they will have to do so without Lukas Magera.

The tall Czech Republic striker has rejoined Banik Ostrava on loan until the end of the season, after notching only once in 18 appearances since arriving at the County Ground.

Substitute Alan Connell grabbed a winning brace as the Robins saw off Shrewsbury 2-1 in midweek and is likely to lead the line alongside Paul Benson, with Billy Bodin dropping to the bench.

Defender Adam Flint is a long-term concern, with his groin problem likely to sideline him for at least five more weeks.

Paolo Di Canio has overseen a run of four straight league victories, whereas struggling Accrington are winless under new boss Paul Cook and have not scored in their last three outings.

Meanwhile, Accrington will once again be without defender Sean Hessey.

Hessey had hoped to return from a troublesome hamstring injury for the midweek trip to Crewe but did not appear at Gresty Road and remains sidelined.

Ian Craney is another absentee in midfield due to pain in the ankle that he broke earlier in the season.

Boss Paul Cook has completed the loan signing of Wigan goalkeeper Lee Nicholls.

The 19-year-old will stay at the Crown Ground for an initial month and is available at the weekend.

Cook is yet to register a point or a goal in the two games since he succeeded John Coleman.

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1 Scunthorpe United 42 76
2 Rochdale 42 75
3 Chesterfield 42 74
4 Fleetwood Town 42 69
5 Burton Albion 42 68
6 Southend United 42 62
7 Oxford United 42 62
8 York City 42 61
9 Plymouth Argyle 42 58
10 Mansfield Town 42 56
11 Bury 42 54
12 Dagenham & Redbridge 42 54
13 Newport County AFC 42 53
14 AFC Wimbledon 42 52
15 Cheltenham Town 42 52
16 Portsmouth 42 51
17 Accrington Stanley 42 50
18 Hartlepool United 42 49
19 Morecambe 42 49
20 Exeter City 42 48
21 Bristol Rovers 42 47
22 Wycombe Wanderers 42 46
23 Northampton Town 42 46
24 Torquay United 42 39