Swindon v Accrington preview
Last Updated: February 24, 2012 4:05pm
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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.
npower League 2
Sat 25th Feb
Aldershot4 - 1Barnet
Bradford1 - 1Hereford
Cheltenham2 - 0Burton Alb
Crewe3 - 3AFC W'don
Gillingham2 - 0Torquay
Morecambe1 - 0Southend
Northamptn1 - 2Port Vale
Oxford Utd1 - 1Macc'field
Plymouth0 - 0Dag + Red
Rotherham0 - 1Bristol R
Swindon2 - 0Accrington
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