Swindon Town Vs Walsall, Sat 5 Mar 2011

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Paul Hart will take charge of his first game as Swindon manager in what is a crucial relegation six-pointer against Walsall at the County Ground.

With Danny Wilson having resigned from his post on Wednesday evening, Hart was immediately appointed until the end of the season and faces a pivotal debut in the Town dugout.

Just three points and one position separate 21st-placed Town from resurgent Walsall and victory would see them leapfrog their rivals out of the drop zone.

Hart will check on Elliot Benyon (hamstring) who missed last weekend`s 4-1 defeat at Southampton but fellow striker Thomas Dossevi (side), who also failed to recover for the St Mary`s clash, is again unlikely to make it.

Forward Vincent Pericard (knee) and defender Milan Misun (knee) remain long-term absentees.

Winger Alan O`Brien returned from his hamstring injury as a second-half substitute against Saints and should again be involved.

Walsall manager Dean Smith has a fully-fit squad for the crucial relegation clash.

The Saddlers leapfrogged Town out of the drop zone with Tuesday`s stunning 1-0 win at home to high-flying Southampton but know defeat at the County Ground would see their rivals return the favour.

Smith is unlikely to make any changes to his starting XI from midweek, meaning recent signing Emmanuel Ledesma should again be included from the off having made his debut against Saints.

Jon Macken returned from a back spasm to net the winner against Nigel Adkins` side and he will continue to lead the line.

Striker Darren Byfield came on for his second substitute appearance in the space of four days and will again be in Smith`s matchday squad as he continues his rehabilitation from a lengthy absence with a knee injury.

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