Swindon Town Vs Bristol Rovers, Mon 11 Oct 2010

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Swindon welcome back David Prutton for the derby clash against Bristol Rovers.

The midfielder has missed the last two games through suspension having been given his marching orders against Plymouth - his second red card of the season - and he is likely to go straight back into Danny Wilson`s starting XI.

Centre-back Scott Cuthbert will be assessed ahead of kick-off having gone off midway through the first half of Tuesday`s Johnstone`s Paint Trophy win over Torquay complaining of dizziness, a reaction which carried over from a bang to his head against Dagenham last weekend.

His potential absence could leave the Robins light at the back with fellow defenders Alan Sheehan, Lecsinel Jean-Francois (both hamstring) and Callum Kennedy (ankle) already sidelined, along with star striker Charlie Austin (shoulder).

Midfielder Paul Caddis and striker Thomas Dossevi remain on international duty with Scotland`s Under-21s and Togo`s senior squad respectively.

On-loan wide man Matt Ritchie could make his league debut having impressed in the 2-0 midweek cup win following his switch from Portsmouth.

Bristol Rovers boss Paul Trollope expects to have striker Jo Kuffour available.

Kuffour is recovering from the effects of a virus and was replaced during Tuesday's victory over Aldershot but is set to be passed fit.

The Pirates are further boosted by the return of midfielder Chris Lines after he served a one-match ban in midweek.

Lines, who has been shown five yellow cards in 10 games, could go straight back into the starting line-up.

Last season Rovers beat Swindon 3-0 at the Memorial Stadium in December and recorded a 4-0 romp at the County Ground three months later.

Trollope told the club's official website: "We have the belief that we can go there and win."

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Alan Sheehan
Bristol Rovers
Matt Ritchie
Scott Cuthbert
Charlie Austin
Danny Wilson
Jo Kuffour
League One
Paul Trollope
David Prutton
Chris Lines
Alan Sheehan
Callum Kennedy

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