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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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Sky Bet League 2

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