Date: 19th October 2007 at 8:57am
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Swindon Town welcome second place Tranmere Rovers to the County Ground this Saturday in what should be a close match.

Vital Quotes:

To Follow after Paul Sturrock’s press call today.

Swindon Town Team News:

Barry Corr could be on the bench for Town after making his long awaited comeback during a reserve match this week against Exeter. Andy Nicholas, Hasney Aljofree, Ady Williams and Jack Smith will not feature with various injuries.

Player to watch: Simon Cox

Cox has been fantastic since arriving on loan from Reading and has scored 5 goals in all competitions. Cox along with Paynter will be hoping to bang in a few more goals against Tranmere.

Tranmere Rovers Team News:

Tranmere’s Steve Davies is facing months on the sidelines with cruciate knee ligament damage and will not feature. John Mullin will not feature after having an operation to remove a bone spur from his ankle.

Player to watch: John Achterberg

Achterberg has only allowed 9 goals all season and will be looking to stop Town’s goal scoring threat after Swindon beat Gillingham 2-0 in their last league encounter.

Match Facts & Stats

The last time the 2 clubs played at the County Ground, Tranmere won 2-1 over Swindon with goals from Greenacre and Aiston who gave Rovers a 2-0 lead heading into half time. Jamie Cureton would score for Swindon in the second half to make the final score 2-1 to Tranmere.

Ref Watch:

The referee for this match will be Pat Miller who had given out 22 yellow cards and 1 red card in 8 games this season.

Match Prediction:

Swindon Town 2, Tranmere Rovers 2. Town have got lucky in front of the goal recently with the partnership of Paynter and Cox however Tranmere have got off to a flying start and will not be push overs. Could be a very exciting game.

Next Fixtures:

Coca Cola League One: Port Vale V Swindon Town, Saturday 27 October 2007, 3pm Kick Off