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County Ground (ATT 8,533) 22nd September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: K Woolmer

Swindon Swindon Town vs Bournemouth B'mouth

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Last Updated: 21/09/12 1:50pm

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Hughes: Could make his return

Hughes: Could make his return

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Swindon and Bournemouth at The County Ground.

Swindon manager Paolo Di Canio has a fully-fit squad to choose from and could shuffle his pack ahead of Bournemouth's visit to the County Ground.

Di Canio could make a number of changes to the side that beat Portsmouth 2-1 in midweek, with defender Troy Archibald-Henville pushing for a start after recovering from injury.

The boss must decide whether to stick with Nathan Thompson, who played at right-back on Tuesday, or bring Joe Devera back into the side.

Left-back Federico Bessone is vying for a place in the starting line-up but may struggle to oust Jay McEveley from the side.

Striker James Collins has returned to full fitness and played 38 first-half minutes on Tuesday. He looks set to battle it out with Paul Benson for the striker's berth on Saturday.

Bournemouth midfielder Richard Hughes could make his return from injury.

Hughes has made good progress in recent weeks and could be ready in time to feature in manager Paul Groves' squad.

Groves could instead choose to stick with the midfield pairing of Marc Pugh and Charlie Daniels after both players impressed in the 2-2 draw against Brentford in midweek.

On-loan striker Lee Barnard is close to returning to action but the match against Swindon is expected to come too soon for the Southampton forward.

The Cherries have no fresh injury concerns following the Brentford game but have a number of long-term absentees who will not recover in time for the trip to Swindon.

Charlie Sheringham (foot), Frank Demouge (knee), Stephen Purches (broken leg) and goalkeeper Darryl Flahavan all remain sidelined.

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Sky Bet League 1

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1 Bristol City 32 67
2 Milton Keynes Dons 32 62
3 Swindon Town 32 60
4 Preston North End 31 59
5 Sheffield United 31 52
6 Bradford City 31 45
7 Doncaster Rovers 32 45
8 Fleetwood Town 32 44
9 Oldham Athletic 31 43
10 Chesterfield 32 42
11 Gillingham 32 42
12 Port Vale 32 42
13 Rochdale 30 41
14 Walsall 32 41
15 Peterborough United 32 41
16 Barnsley 32 41
17 Scunthorpe United 31 40
18 Notts County 31 38
19 Crewe Alexandra 32 38
20 Colchester United 32 34
21 Coventry City 31 33
22 Crawley Town 32 33
23 Leyton Orient 31 32
24 Yeovil Town 32 29