Swindon v Bury preview

Team news for Tuesday's League One clash between Swindon and Bury at the County Ground.

Last Updated: 25/02/13 at 15:05   

Alan Navarro: Nursing an ankle injury

Alan Navarro: Nursing an ankle injury

Swindon are sweating on the fitness of midfielders Alan Navarro and Simon Ferry for the visit of the Shakers.

Both are suffering from ankle injuries and will be assessed ahead of the clash.

The Robins, who will again be managed by senior players Tommy Miller and Darren Ward, will also be without left-back Joe Devera as he closes in on a return to fitness.

Meanwhile, Luke Rooney is set to be involved again having come back in from the cold after five months out of the first team picture.

The 30-year-old has not made a senior appearance for the club since September and instead spent loan spells at Burton and Rotherham, but he was an unused substitute in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Preston.

Swindon currently sit in second place in League One having gone 13 games unbeaten, a run that stretches back to late November.

Stephane Zubar is a major injury doubt for Bury.

On-loan Bournemouth centre-back Zubar sustained a knee problem against Notts County on Friday and is awaiting the results of a Monday afternoon scan.

The 26-year-old departed at half-time and his absence was keenly felt as the Shakers' saw a 1-0 advantage spiral into a 4-1 defeat, a third consecutive loss that leaves Kevin Blackwell's side eight point from safety having won only once in their past 14 league matches.

To make matters worse, Blackwell is operating under a transfer embargo for the second time since taking charge at Gigg Lane last September.

He told BBC Radio Manchester: "It's just been a catalogue of poor decisions that have been made that have left the club where it is. You're then having to try and solve it all the time. It makes it difficult.

"We've got what we've got now - we can't change anything with players. Unless someone comes in and gives us the money and gets us out of the embargo, we can't do anything there."

Defenders Phil Picken (knee) and Adam Lockwood (groin) remain on the sidelines along with midfielder Shane Byrne (blood disorder).

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.

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

League One Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
Brentford v Preston
Bristol C v Notts Co  
Carlisle v Walsall  
Colchester v Oldham  
Coventry v Swindon  
Crawley v Leyton Or  
Gillingham v Tranmere  
Port Vale v MK Dons  
Shrewsbury v Crewe  
Wolves v Rotherham  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 42 51 93
2 Brentford 42 29 87
3 Leyton Or 42 39 80
4 Rotherham 42 28 79
5 Preston 42 23 79
6 Peterboro 42 10 67
7 Swindon 42 5 60
8 MK Dons 42 1 58
9 Port Vale 42 -13 57
10 Walsall 42 2 56
11 Sheff Utd 41 -1 56
12 Crawley 41 -5 52
13 Bradford 42 1 50
14 Bristol C 42 0 50
15 Coventry 42 -1 49
16 Gillingham 42 -19 48
17 Oldham 41 -11 47
18 Colchester 42 -11 46
19 Tranmere 42 -22 46
20 Notts Co 42 -15 43
21 Carlisle 41 -26 43
22 Crewe 42 -29 43
23 Shrewsbury 42 -14 41
24 Stevenage 42 -22 39

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

Footer 365

Transfer news: Schalke's Julian Draxler set to stay put, insists chairman

Clemens Tonnies says it would take "something extraordinary" for Julian Draxler to leave Schalke this summer.

Premier League: Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood rues loss of Gareth Bale

Tim Sherwood feels Tottenham could have challenged for the title this season had Gareth Bale still been in their side.

Premier League: Luis Suarez urges Liverpool fans to be calm during title run-in

Luis Suarez has told Liverpool fans to stay calm as the club attempts to win its first top-flight title in 24 years.

Mail Box

Mignolet Is The Reason For Liverpool Flying

Mignolet's bad kicking is the reason for Liverpool's success, whilst one man keep notes on F365 mails. Plus England excitement, Arteta and a bad Walsall experience...

City: Bottle Jobs, A Laughing Stock...

There are some harsh words for Manchester City and Manuel Pellegrini in the Mailbox this morning, as well as some rather nicer ones for Tony Pulis and his magic hat...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property