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County Ground (ATT 7,508) 26th February 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: J Adcock

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Alan Navarro: Nursing an ankle injury

Alan Navarro: Nursing an ankle injury

Team news for Tuesday's League One clash between Swindon and Bury at the County Ground.

Swindon are sweating on the fitness of midfielders Alan Navarro and Simon Ferry for the visit of the Shakers.

Both are suffering from ankle injuries and will be assessed ahead of the clash.

The Robins, who will again be managed by senior players Tommy Miller and Darren Ward, will also be without left-back Joe Devera as he closes in on a return to fitness.

Meanwhile, Luke Rooney is set to be involved again having come back in from the cold after five months out of the first team picture.

The 30-year-old has not made a senior appearance for the club since September and instead spent loan spells at Burton and Rotherham, but he was an unused substitute in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Preston.

Swindon currently sit in second place in League One having gone 13 games unbeaten, a run that stretches back to late November.

Stephane Zubar is a major injury doubt for Bury.

On-loan Bournemouth centre-back Zubar sustained a knee problem against Notts County on Friday and is awaiting the results of a Monday afternoon scan.

The 26-year-old departed at half-time and his absence was keenly felt as the Shakers' saw a 1-0 advantage spiral into a 4-1 defeat, a third consecutive loss that leaves Kevin Blackwell's side eight point from safety having won only once in their past 14 league matches.

To make matters worse, Blackwell is operating under a transfer embargo for the second time since taking charge at Gigg Lane last September.

He told BBC Radio Manchester: "It's just been a catalogue of poor decisions that have been made that have left the club where it is. You're then having to try and solve it all the time. It makes it difficult.

"We've got what we've got now - we can't change anything with players. Unless someone comes in and gives us the money and gets us out of the embargo, we can't do anything there."

Defenders Phil Picken (knee) and Adam Lockwood (groin) remain on the sidelines along with midfielder Shane Byrne (blood disorder).

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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