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County Ground (ATT 7,388) 20th October 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: P Miller

Swindon Swindon Town vs Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe

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K Hawley (56)

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Navarro: Out with a knee injury

Navarro: Out with a knee injury

Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Swindon and Scunthorpe at the County Ground.

Swindon boss Paolo Di Canio will be without Alan Navarro.

The midfielder was stretchered off in the final minutes of last weekend's draw with Coventry and there were initial fears of a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

However, after further assessment Navarro has been ruled out for up to four weeks with medial ligament damage and is currently being treated in Rome.

Regular skipper Alan McCormack could be in line for a return having missed the Robins last two matches with a hamstring complaint.

McCormack would take the armband back from fellow midfielder Tommy Miller who he is likely to partner in place of the injured Navarro.

Tottenham loanee John Bostock is also expected to retain his place in Di Canio's starting XI having impressed on his debut against the Sky Blues last weekend.

Scunthorpe skipper Paul Reid is once again in a race to be fit to make his first appearance of the season.

The central defender broke a bone in his hand in the summer before his comeback was scuppered first by a groin injury and then a calf strain, which kept him out of a behind-closed-doors friendly in midweek.

Fellow centre-half David Mirfin begins a one-game ban following his dismissal last week in the home draw with Brentford and it is likely that Callum Kennedy will make his first start since the end of August following a fractured toe, with Tom Newey moving inside to partner Niall Canavan in central defence.

Striker Karl Hawley is hoping to return to contention after missing three matches with a twisted ankle and midfielder Josh Walker is pushing for a recall after making way for Robbie Gibbons last week.

Midfielder Michael Collins (Achilles) and Damien Mozika (ankle) are both closing in on a return to action following long-term injuries.

The Iron, third from bottom of the table, are chasing only their third league win of the season.

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 46 99
2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40