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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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6 Stevenage 43 68
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9 Newport County AFC 43 62
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17 Accrington Stanley 43 52
18 York City 43 51
19 Cambridge United 43 48
20 Mansfield Town 43 48
21 Carlisle United 43 46
22 Hartlepool United 43 41
23 Cheltenham Town 43 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 43 39