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The County Ground (ATT 7,062) 25th February 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Swindon Swindon Town vs Crawley Town Crawley

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Jay McEveley: Hoping to return

Jay McEveley: Hoping to return

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

Swindon will be boosted by the return of two defenders when they host Crawley.

Mark Cooper's squad has been severely stretched in recent weeks but while Jay McEveley and Nathan Thompson will return from suspension against the Reds the former Peterborough boss will be without plenty of first-team regulars.

Ryan Mason suffered a relapse of an ankle injury just hours after returning to full fitness and he joins Nile Ranger, (hamstring) Grant Hall, (calf) Louis Thompson (ankle) and Alex Pritchard (medial ligament strain) on the sidelines while Dany N'Guessan's groin injury meant he was only fit enough to make the bench in Saturday's 2-0 loss to Leyton Orient.

And the Robins medical staff will assess goalkeeper's Wes Foderingham's hip and groin after he had to be withdrawn minutes before kick-off, handing a full league debut to Tyrell Belford who will deputise again if Foderingham is ruled out.

Crawley will be without Billy Clarke when they head to Swindon.

Striker Clarke was sent off for collecting two yellow cards during Saturday's 2-1 win at Walsall and starts as two-match ban as it was his second red card of the season.

Jamie Proctor or recent signing Rory Fallon could partner Matt Tubbs up front in Clarke's absence while winger Sergio Torres should replace him in the squad having dropped out at the weekend.

Fallon and fellow new recruits Paul Connolly, Hiram Boateng and Sullay Kaikai were all on the bench on Saturday and will be hoping to make their debuts at some point.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 34 73
2 Preston North End 33 63
3 Milton Keynes Dons 34 62
4 Swindon Town 34 61
5 Sheffield United 33 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 34 49
7 Chesterfield 34 48
8 Bradford City 33 48
9 Peterborough United 34 47
10 Barnsley 34 47
11 Oldham Athletic 33 46
12 Gillingham 34 45
13 Port Vale 34 45
14 Fleetwood Town 34 45
15 Rochdale 32 44
16 Walsall 34 44
17 Scunthorpe United 33 42
18 Notts County 33 41
19 Crewe Alexandra 34 39
20 Coventry City 33 36
21 Leyton Orient 33 35
22 Colchester United 34 34
23 Crawley Town 34 34
24 Yeovil Town 34 30