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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 10 24
2 Peterborough United 10 19
3 Swindon Town 9 18
4 Milton Keynes Dons 9 16
5 Rochdale 10 16
6 Preston North End 9 16
7 Sheffield United 9 16
8 Chesterfield 9 15
9 Bradford City 10 15
10 Notts County 10 14
11 Oldham Athletic 10 14
12 Fleetwood Town 10 13
13 Crawley Town 10 13
14 Gillingham 10 12
15 Coventry City 10 12
16 Yeovil Town 10 12
17 Walsall 10 11
18 Doncaster Rovers 9 11
19 Leyton Orient 9 10
20 Colchester United 10 9
21 Barnsley 9 9
22 Port Vale 10 9
23 Scunthorpe United 10 7
24 Crewe Alexandra 10 4

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