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Elland Road (ATT 27,990) 17th November 2007 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: L Mason

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Former club next test for Wise and co

By Chris Harvey.   Last Updated: 16/11/07 12:22pm

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Richardson: Hit by bug

Richardson: Hit by bug

Dennis Wise is preparing to welcome his former club Swindon Town to Elland Road on Saturday.

Another 30,000-plus crowd is expected to watch the Robins take on the Whites just over a year since Wise quit to take up the Leeds manager's position.

Wise, with the help of Gus Poyet, guided Swindon to the top of League Two during their spell at the County Ground and they went on to clinch promotion at the end of the season.

"I enjoyed my time at Swindon," said Wise. "I think we took 31 points from 16 games and set a good base with the start and the pre-season we had.

"The player worked hard and I enjoyed working with them. Then this (the Leeds job) came along, it was a great opportunity and I wanted to take it.

Trained

"I don't have any regrets and I hope I don't get too much stick although I think I might do!"

Wise will be hoping Frazer Richardson and Jermaine Beckford shake off the bugs that have laid them low this week in time for the game. He is already without stand-in skipper Jonathan Douglas and Ian Westlake due to injury but Alan Thompson played 90 minutes for the reserves at Scunthorpe although the game could be too soon for him.

"It's good that Thommo got a game in midweek," said Wise. "He's trained 24 days in 64 I think which is a lot off and he's not quite there at the moment.

"What I don't want to do is rush him; I want him to have a proper re-hab and get his fitness back to how he was."

Jamie Vincent will once again be missing from Swindon's line-up and is expected to be out until next month at least. Andy Nicholas is likely to deputise.

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1 Bristol City 33 70
2 Milton Keynes Dons 33 62
3 Preston North End 32 62
4 Swindon Town 33 61
5 Sheffield United 32 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 33 48
7 Chesterfield 33 45
8 Bradford City 32 45
9 Port Vale 33 45
10 Peterborough United 33 44
11 Fleetwood Town 33 44
12 Barnsley 33 44
13 Oldham Athletic 32 43
14 Gillingham 33 42
15 Rochdale 31 41
16 Walsall 33 41
17 Scunthorpe United 32 41
18 Crewe Alexandra 33 39
19 Notts County 32 38
20 Coventry City 32 36
21 Leyton Orient 32 35
22 Colchester United 33 34
23 Crawley Town 33 34
24 Yeovil Town 33 30

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