Preston North End get ready for the visit of Swindon Town on Sunday afternoon...
Preston North End v Swindon Town
Sunday 1st September 2012, 3pm kick-off
npower League One
Preston North End will be looking to mark the city’s Guild celebrations with a win this weekend as they prepare to face Swindon Town on Sunday afternoon.
The Robins will fly up north to Deepdale, with both teams full of confidence following their cup triumphs during mid-week against Crystal Palace and Swindon Town respectively.
North End head into the game unbeaten in their first three home games of the season, and will be looking to record their first league win of the season.
Meanwhile, visitors Swindon, managed by Paulo Di Canio, have quickly adapted to life in League One following their promotion last season, and remain unbeaten so far.
Striker Stuart Beavon signed a two-year deal with the Club late on Friday evening.
Midfielders Joel Byrom and John Mousinho will be assessed before the game, likewise defender Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.
Long term absentees Lee Holmes and Lee Trundle will miss out.
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Swindon Town boss Paulo Di Canio will be hoping his team’s good fortunes continue this weekend when they travel up north to Lancashire to face Preston North End.
The Robins remain unbeaten so far this season, and claimed a famous win on Tuesday night away at Stoke City in the Capital One Cup, winning 4-3 in extra time.
Like Preston, Swindon were also busy on transfer deadline day, bringing in Giles Coke, Adam Rooney and Federico Bessone.
The game at Deepdale, which will be played 24 hours later than the regular Saturday fixtures due to the Guild celebrations, will be the first time the two teams have come face-to-face since 1986.
The Swindon Town squad is as follows:
1 Wes Foderingham (GK)
2 Troy Archibald-Henville
3 Jay McEveley
4 Aden Flint
5 Joe Devera
6 Alan Navarro
7 Luke Rooney
8 Simon Ferry
9 James Collins
10 Matt Ritchie
11 Gary Roberts
12 Alan McCormack (Captain)
13 Oliver Risser
14 Paul Benson
15 Nathan Thompson
16 Andy Williams
17 Paul Caddis
18 Tommy Miller
19 Louis Thompson*
20 Miles Storey
23 Raffaele De Vita
30 Leigh Bedwell (GK)
32 Chris Smith
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