Swindon Town are yet to win this season while Southampton have, surprisingly, sacked Alan Pardew. Tonight sees the two sides take on eachother in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. Southampton are, of course, the reigning champions after comfortably beating Carlisle United at Wembley last season.
SOUTHAMPTON Team News:
Dean Wilkins is in charge after Alan Pardew’s sudden departure.
New loan signing Guly do Pardo could feature after a cameo at Bristol Rovers.
Danny Seabourne and Adam Lallana are expected to miss out.
Player to watch: RICKIE LAMBERT
32 goals in 47 league games for the Saints… Brace yourself Town defenders!
SWINDON TOWN Team News:
David Prutton is suspended after being sent-off at Milton Keynes Dons.
Thomas Dossevi could be rested as he travels to Aftica for Cup of Nations qualifier duty.
Player to watch: SIMON FERRY
With David Prutton suspended this will be the ideal opportunity for the Scotsman to impress.
Many Town fans believe that Simon Ferry should not be sitting on the bench. This is his chance.
Match Facts & Stats
Town did the league double over Southampton last season with 1-0 wins at both the County Ground and St. Mary’s.
16/03/10: Southampton 0-1 Swindon Town
STFC: Charlie Austin
18/08/09: Swindon Town 1-0 Southampton
STFC: Sean Morrison
28/02/96: Southampton 2-0 Swindon Town
SFC: Matthew Oakley
SFC: Neil Shipperley
17/02/96: Swindon Town 1-1 Southampton
STFC: Kevin Horlock
SFC: Gordon Watson
Among the many who have played for both clubs are Alan McLoughlin, Jon Gittens, Paul Rideout, Craig Maskell, Mark Walters, Andy Williams and Glenn Cockerill.
While Glenn Hoddle and Paul Sturrock have managed both Town and the Saints.
Southampton 2-0 Swindon Town
Swindon Town travel to Carlisle United on Saturday September 4th.