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County Ground (ATT 11,381) 1st January 2013 - Kick off 14:00 Ref: Stephen Martin

Swindon Swindon Town vs Portsmouth Portsmth

Swindon 5

J Collins (61, 66, 73, 83)
D Hollands (69)

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Last Updated: 31/12/12 10:47am

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Navarro: Back from injury

Navarro: Back from injury

Team news ahead of the New Year's Day clash between Swindon and Portsmouth at the County Ground (kick-off 2pm).

Swindon have no fresh injury worries as they look to play for the first time since December 21.

The Robins saw League One matches called off against Leyton Orient and then Colchester over the festive period due to waterlogged pitches on the back of an emphatic 5-0 win over Tranmere.

Alan Navarro (medial ligaments) is ready for a return to action for the first time since October although Paolo Di Canio could name the same side that put Rovers to the sword.

John Bostock and Danny Hollands are both coming to the end of their loan stays at the County Ground from Tottenham and Charlton respectively but are set to be involved.

Defender Jay McEveley remains out having undergone knee surgery while Paul Benson is on loan at Pompey and unable to feature against his parent club on New Year's Day.

Portsmouth are without Izale McLeod.

The club's top scorer picked up a fifth caution of the campaign during Saturday's 2-1 defeat against Yeovil and serves a one-match ban.

McLeod was replaced at half-time following an ineffective performance and his replacement Ashley Harris could be handed a start against the promotion-chasing Robins.

Skipper Brian Howard will be assessed ahead of the game as he too was substituted at half-time after complaining of a groin problem.

Experienced defender Jon Harley is available for selection after sitting out his one-game suspension against Yeovil and is expected to return to the defence.

Pompey have gone 12 games without a win and are in 21st place in the table, two points adrift of safety.

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Table

Sky Bet League 1

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