Swindon Town Vs Bristol Rovers, Sat 6 Mar 2010

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Kevin Amankwaah is rated as 50/50 to be fit for Swindon`s derby clash against Bristol Rovers.

Amankwaah missed Saturday`s 0-0 draw at Brisbane Road due to a hamstring strain and is facing a race against time to be fit for the 1pm kick-off at the County Ground.

The right-back trained on Thursday but it remains to be seen whether he will be match fit in time for the weekend. Scott Cuthbert is again likely to step across if required, with Sean Morrison in the middle.

Captain Gordon Greer lined up alongside Morrison at the heart of defence against Leyton Orient after overcoming a slight ankle knock, while winger Danny Ward passed a late fitness test after an ankle problem of his own and managed 83 minutes.

Both will again be involved against Rovers although there has been more bad news for injury-ravaged winger Alan O`Brien.

The Irishman ruptured his hamstring yet again while playing for the reserves in midweek and will do well to play again this season.

Bristol Rovers will welcome Mikkel Andersen back for the trip.

The goalkeeper missed Tuesday's 1-0 win over Stockport as he was away on international duty with the Denmark Under-21 squad, but he flew back on Thursday and is due to return to training on Friday.

Midfielder Wayne Brown, who recently extended his loan from Fulham by a further month, is still recovering from an ankle injury and is not expected to return to contention until next week.

Manager Paul Trollope told Press Association Sport: "We know what lies ahead, they pass the ball well, they've got strikers who can score goals, so first and foremost we're going to have defend very well as a team.

"But we'll be looking to go there in a positive frame of mind having won three out of the last four and, having good wins recently over Charlton and Colchester, we're going to try and be positive in the game and impose our game on them, try and pass the ball and cause them problems."

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Colchester United
Bristol Rovers
Scott Cuthbert
Sean Morrison
League One
Swindon Town
Paul Trollope
Mikkel Andersen
Wayne Brown
Gordon Greer
Charlton Athletic
Leyton Orient
Wayne Brown
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