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Final Score: Swindon Town 3 Albion 0

14 August 2012

Gus Poyet hands three Albion players their debut tonight...

Final Score: Swindon Town 3 Albion 0


Full-time: Former Albion midfielder Alan Navarro scores two and sets one up as Albion are knocked out of the Capital One Cup.

75: GOAL! Williams tees up Navarro on the edge of the Albion box and his shot flies past Kuszczak, courtesy of a deflection off Inigo Calderon. A night to remember for the Liverpudlian.

65: GOAL! Tommy Williams beats the Albion defence down the left and cuts the ball back to Alan Navarro. The former Albion midfielder picks out the top right corner from ten yards to double the Robins' lead and score on his debut.

60: The ball drops to Matt Ritchie 25 yards out and he goes for goal, but the midfield's strike flies narrowly wide of the post and into the side netting.

53: GOAL! Swindon Town take the lead through Paul Benson. Navarro took a short free-kick to Tommy Miller, he turned the ball into the path of Benson to stub the ball past Tomasz Kuszczak from close range.

45+1: Vicente gets the better of Joe Devera down the right before cutting the ball back to Ashley Barnes. The Albion striker gets a shot away from ten yards but Foderingham gets down well to make the stop.

39: Bruno smashes a shot towards goal from the angle of the box and the ball is well beat away by Foderingham.

13: Vicente delivers a deep corner from the right and Ashley Barnes's header bounces back off the outside of the post.

12: Wayne Bridge tries his luck from distance and his fizzing strike shaves the outside of Wes Foderingham's right post.


Gus Poyet has named his first squad of the new season and includes three debutants; Tomasz Kuszczak in goal, Bruno at right-back and Wayne Bridge at left-back.

Albion skipper Gordon Greer returns to the County Ground for the first time since he departed the club for Brighton during the summer of 2010, and he partners Lewis Dunk in the heart of the Albion defence.

Liam Bridcutt, Gary Dicker and Ryan Harley make up a three-man midfield, while Ashley Barnes, Vicente and Craig Noone lead the attacking line.

Poyet has also named development squad players Charlie Oatway and Ben Dickenson amongst the substitutes, who will make their debuts if brought on.

Swindon Town boss Paolo Di Canio has handed Alan Navarro his debut against his former club tonight, just three months after he departed the Amex.

The Liverpudlian starts alongside Tommy Miller, Matt Richie and Raffaele De Vita in midfield.

Former club skipper Paul Caddis has been left out of the side and replaced by Joe Devera; Alan McCormack takes over the captaincy.

Paul Benson and Andy Williams lead their attack.


Swindon Town: (4-4-2) Foderingham (GK); Devera, Archibald-Henville, McCormack, McEveley; De Vita (Rooney 87), Miller, Navarro (Ferry 80), Ritchie; WIlliams, Benson (Storey 89). Subs not used: Bedwell (GK), Flint, Risser, Thompson.

Albion: (4-3-3) Kuszczak (GK); Bruno, Greer, Dunk, Bridge; Bridcutt, Harley (Calderon 55), Dicker (Agdestein 66); Barnes, Vicente, Noone. Subs not used: Ankergren (GK), El-Abd, Painter, Oatway, Dickenson.

Referee: Andy D'Urso

Attendance: 5,737 (716 Albion)

Yellow cards: Navarro (Swindon Town); Barnes (Albion)

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