Swindon Town Vs Tranmere Rovers, Sat 18 Dec 2010

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Swindon have no new injury of suspension problems ahead of the visit of Tranmere.

The postponement of last Saturday`s trip to Oldham provided goalkeeper Phil Smith with time to recover from a dead leg and he will compete with David Lucas for the number one jersey.

However captain Jonathan Douglas is still yet to start his three-match ban, meaning the encounter against Rovers will serve as his first game following the red card he received against Crawley in the FA Cup. Simon Ferry and Michael Timlin remain favourites to replace him in midfield.

Otherwise, manager Danny Wilson has a fully-fit squad at his disposal and does not see last weekend`s postponement causing any problems as his side look to pick up three much-needed points.

"We`ve had a while without a game but I`m not expecting that to have any adverse effect on us," he said.

Tranmere boss Les Parry could be boosted by the return of a number of players.

Striker Ian Thomas-Moore missed the Johnstone`s Paint Trophy defeat to Huddersfield in midweek with a calf injury but may be passed fit for the County Ground clash.

Defender Marlon Broomes played his first comeback game following a back injury in the reserves at Burnley on Monday night where midfielder Alan Mahon saw his first action since undergoing surgery in the summer.

Tranmere will also have Joss Labadie available at Swindon after the midfielder completed a three-match suspension for his red card in the 1-0 win at Notts County on November 20.

After three straight defeats, Parry said: "It is all about character now."

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Ian Thomas-Moore
David Lucas
Marlon Broomes
Danny Wilson
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Michael Timlin
Simon Ferry
Phil Smith
Alan Mahon
Joss Labadie
FA Cup
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