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Bristol City vs. Swindon Town

Ashton Gate

24th August 2011

19:45

City Take On Swindon In Carling Cup

The Carling Cup, Every manager says he would like to win it, yet they all field weaker sides.

Is it just a pain in the arse trophy?

Vital Quotes: - Paolo Di Canio

"We will be going there to win the game, but whether we win or lose we have to play with the same intention, even away from home against a side two leagues above. We have to press them everywhere.

"This is the League Cup and we have to win because we want to play Southampton at home.

"This would be a good atmosphere game and I want to go through to the third round.

"It is maybe difficult to win the League Cup but I still want to win.

"The opponents have good quality but I want us to press, press and press.

"I accept that when we are off the ball we maybe have to defend more deep but it doesn`t mean being placid it means defend and then we get the ball press, press and press.

"I want the ball to be played on the ground.

"I know that sometimes we maybe cannot do this in the league but this is not a league game. When we can we need the ball on the ground.

"We are capable of playing football and this is what I want to see."

Bristol City Team News:

Bristol City manager Keith Millen intends to rest a number of players.

Louis Carey is back in training after illness and fellow defender Damion Stewart after an ankle injury, so both could feature.

Player to watch: Home Player to Watch

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Swindon Town Team News:

Swindon boss Paolo Di Canio is also set to make changes for the rearranged first-round tie.

Striker Alan Connell should make his first start for the club, while goalkeeper Mattia Lanzano, a substitute against Oxford, may also play.

Player to watch: Away Player to Watch

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Match Facts & Stats

These clubs have met 96 times. Bristol City have won 40, Swindon 26, with 30 drawn.

This is the third time they have been drawn to meet in the League Cup. The previous two, in 1982 and 1987, were also in the first round, and the honours are even.

The pair last crossed swords five years ago, when they were both in League One.

Match Prediction:

2-1 City

Next Fixtures:

Championship Sa 27Aug 2011 Doncaster v Bristol C

Championship Sa 10Sep 2011 Bristol C v Brighton

Championship Sa 17Sep 2011 Leeds v Bristol C


The Journalist

Writer: Andy999 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 24 2011

Time: 4:48PM

 

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