Swindon v Bournemouth preview

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Swindon and Bournemouth at The County Ground.

Last Updated: 21/09/12 at 13:50

Hughes: Could make his return

Hughes: Could make his return

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Swindon manager Paolo Di Canio has a fully-fit squad to choose from and could shuffle his pack ahead of Bournemouth's visit to the County Ground.

Di Canio could make a number of changes to the side that beat Portsmouth 2-1 in midweek, with defender Troy Archibald-Henville pushing for a start after recovering from injury.

The boss must decide whether to stick with Nathan Thompson, who played at right-back on Tuesday, or bring Joe Devera back into the side.

Left-back Federico Bessone is vying for a place in the starting line-up but may struggle to oust Jay McEveley from the side.

Striker James Collins has returned to full fitness and played 38 first-half minutes on Tuesday. He looks set to battle it out with Paul Benson for the striker's berth on Saturday.

Bournemouth midfielder Richard Hughes could make his return from injury.

Hughes has made good progress in recent weeks and could be ready in time to feature in manager Paul Groves' squad.

Groves could instead choose to stick with the midfield pairing of Marc Pugh and Charlie Daniels after both players impressed in the 2-2 draw against Brentford in midweek.

On-loan striker Lee Barnard is close to returning to action but the match against Swindon is expected to come too soon for the Southampton forward.

The Cherries have no fresh injury concerns following the Brentford game but have a number of long-term absentees who will not recover in time for the trip to Swindon.

Charlie Sheringham (foot), Frank Demouge (knee), Stephen Purches (broken leg) and goalkeeper Darryl Flahavan all remain sidelined.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

League One Fixtures

Saturday, 07 March 2015
15:00
Barnsley v Walsall  
Coventry v Port Vale  
Crawley v Bristol C  
Crewe v Scunthorpe  
Gillingham v Doncaster  
MK Dons v Preston  
Peterboro v Leyton Or  
Rochdale v Colchester  
Sheff Utd v Fleetwood  
Swindon v Notts Co  

Footer 365

Jonny Evans issues denial as Papiss Cisse apologises

Manchester United's Jonny Evans has denied spitting at Papiss Cisse, while the Newcastle striker has apologised for his actions.

Coutinho, Fernandinho, Oscar, Willian and Filipe Luis named in Brazil squad

Philippe Coutinho among five Premier League players named in the Brazil squad for the friendlies with France and Chile.

Swansea's Bafetimbi Gomis faint against Tottenham caused by vasovagal attack

We look at the reasons for Bafetimbi Gomis' collapse at White Hart Lane - and his history of fainting.

Mail Box

Have To Trust Managers On Mata

It's all very well bemoaning the lack of action for Juan Mata, but we have to trust the judgement of Van Gaal and Mourinho. Plus Martinez Out, and Leicester are doomed...

Should Gerrard Get In This Liverpool Side?

Never mind the long goodbye, should he actually get back into this excellent Liverpool side playing with pace? Mostly we talk Manchester United, though. It's good...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company