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Preview - Burnley

25 September 2012

Match Previews

Preview - Burnley

25 September 2012

Town are back in Capital One Cup action this evening with Championship side Burnley the visitors to The County Ground.


After Saturday’s 4-0 demolition of Bournemouth, manager Paolo Di Canio says that the squad are fully focused on progressing to the next round of the Capital One Cup.

“The cup is an important competition and whilst we respect Burnley, we have a chance of progressing,” he said. 

“When the draw came through it wasn't perhaps the one the fans wanted but if we can win tonight then perhaps we could get a premier league club again in round four. All we can do is win and then see what happens.”


The Clarets have had an up-and-down start to the new campaign, winning three and losing four of their opening seven league fixtures. They registered their first away win of the season at Derby County on Saturday thanks to a brace from Charlie Austin. So far, Eddie Howe’s side have played League Two opposition in the opening two rounds of the Capital One Cup, easing past Port Vale in the first round before scraping through on penalties against Plymouth Argyle in the second round. 


Fixtures between the two sides have been few and far between over the last 20 years, with the Clarets last visiting Wiltshire in April 1996. A goal-less draw between the two sides on that day took the Town a step closer to securing the Division Two title under Steve McMahon. Swindon last beat Burnley in March 1986 en route to the Fourth Division championship. Goals from Charlie Henry, Dave Bamber and Colin Gordon secured a 3-1 win and set a new record of 14 consecutive league wins at The County Ground. 


Tickets for the clash are still on sale from the STFC Box Office and from the STFC Online Ticketing site, priced at just £15 for adults, £10 for concessions and £5 for juniors. 

Tickets are available on the night.

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