SWINDON TOWN - HARTLEPOOL UNITED
Swindon will be extremely motivated for this one, not only would a win take them above the visitors in the table and keep them out of the drop zone, but home boss Danny Wilson would surely love to put one over on the team that, in my opinion, unfairly sacked him earlier this season. His dismissal has not done Pool much good, they have not won in eight, six times conceding two or more and are getting dragged into the relegation dogfight.
Town are on the up and have put in five fantastic performances in a row, beating Walsall and then drawing away at Oldham, Leicester and Millwall, all promotion chasing teams and I doubt that many teams this season will collect points at each of those three grounds. On Saturday, they came back from two down, to defeat highflying Scunthorpe 4-2 and confidence at the club is sky high at the moment.
Pool are set to be without as many as five players, including top scorer Joel Porter and with Wilson knowing the competition very well, the visitors will not just be facing a very long journey on the team bus today, but a torrid time on the pitch.
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