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County Ground (ATT 9,808) 13th October 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: L Collins

Swindon Swindon Town vs Coventry City Coventry

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Last Updated: 12/10/12 12:24pm

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McCormack: Misses out for Robins

McCormack: Misses out for Robins

Team news ahead of Saturday afternoon's League One clash between Swindon Town and Coventry City at County Ground.

Swindon boss Paolo Di Canio will be without Andy Williams and Alan McCormack.

Striker Williams suffered a calf injury in last weekend's win over Bury and is likely to be out for up to a month.

Adam Rooney replaced him on the day and may deputise again while Paul Benson offers further options in attack. Skipper McCormack is still struggling with a hamstring problem and will sit out the Sky Blues clash.

Di Canio is boosted by the return of midfielder Gary Roberts. The winger returned to training earlier this week but Saturday may come a little too soon for him to feature.

"Gary will join the group again full-time and we will see gradually," the Italian told the Swindon Advertiser.

"I don't want to say yes completely, but why not - we will see. He's forced a bit more, didn't feel any reaction and delivered the ball well in training."

Richard Wood is expected to be cleared to play for Coventry.

The centre-back, already nursing a broken nose, was forced off just 31 minutes into Tuesday's Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie at York with a suspected fractured cheekbone.

But Wood has been given the all clear and is now set to be in contention to start at the County Ground.

That will come as a welcome relief to manager Mark Robins who, having seen his charges clinch a resounding 4-0 win in midweek to extend City's unbeaten run to four matches, could be tempted to stick with an unchanged XI.

Callum Ball started in place of Adam Barton - the only change from last Saturday's 1-0 win over Bournemouth - and can expect to keep his place in attack following another impressive performance.

Winger Gary McSheffrey (foot), striker Cody McDonald (knee), centre-back William Edjenguele (hip) and midfielder Conor Henderson (knee) will each again be assessed. But David Bell (hip) and Conor Thomas (knee) remain a way off.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 52
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Chesterfield 26 38
6 Rochdale 25 37
7 Fleetwood Town 27 37
8 Bradford City 25 36
9 Sheffield United 24 36
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Scunthorpe United 24 30
18 Coventry City 27 30
19 Barnsley 25 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 27 24