Swindon v Crewe preview

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

Last Updated: 24/09/13 at 10:07   

Byron Moore: Set to miss clash

Byron Moore: Set to miss clash

The Robins will check on the fitness of defender Alex Smith ahead of this weekend's home fixture.

The Robins have a Capital One Cup third round tie with Chelsea to look forward to after disposing of QPR on Tuesday night but Smith picked up a shin injury in that memorable 2-0 victory and had to be taken off before the break.

If Smith fails to make it then the likes of Ryan Mason could come into contention but winger Tijane Reis is still out with a knee problem.

Former Newcastle striker Nile Ranger looks set to start for the Robins once more after netting for his first goal since signing for the club on a free transfer.

Crewe will be missing three players when they travel to the south west.

Forward Byron Moore, who has just two appearances to his name this term, will miss out again because of a thigh injury while defender Thierry Audel is still feeling the effects of a dead leg.

They join long-term absentee Mathias Pogba (knee) on the sidelines, with the former Wrexham forward unlikely to be back in action until November after undergoing surgery following the pre-season game against Manchester United.

The Alex did have doubts over Abdul Osman (leg), Oliver Turton (foot) and Harry Davis (shin), yet all three are expected to declare their availability ahead of the match.

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League One Fixtures

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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  
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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 Tue, 15 Apr 2014

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