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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 Shrewsbury Town 34 64
2 Burton Albion 34 64
3 Wycombe Wanderers 34 63
4 Luton Town 34 58
5 Bury 34 58
6 Southend United 34 58
7 Newport County AFC 34 53
8 Plymouth Argyle 34 52
9 Stevenage 34 52
10 Northampton Town 34 50
11 AFC Wimbledon 34 46
12 Morecambe 34 45
13 Portsmouth 34 44
14 Exeter City 34 44
15 Accrington Stanley 34 43
16 Cambridge United 34 41
17 Mansfield Town 34 41
18 Dagenham & Redbridge 34 40
19 Oxford United 34 39
20 York City 34 36
21 Carlisle United 34 36
22 Tranmere Rovers 34 34
23 Cheltenham Town 34 34
24 Hartlepool United 34 27