Date:Thursday March 16 2006
Swansea will be aiming to move their LDV Vans Trophy success into the league as they face fellow automatic-promotion contenders Brentford at the Liberty Stadium tomorrow night.
After a poor performance against Walsall, we showed a vast improvement when we beat Colchester 2-1 at Layer Road on Tuesday night and another good performance is needed tonight if we don't want our promotion hopes sliding away even further.
''We are hopeful that Keith will be ready for Brentford,'' said Swansea physio Richie Evans.
Jackett: 'We're in two finals which is fantastic, but the league is our top priority.
''We've had a busy week already, but the encouraging thing was that our performance level at Colchester was very good. We'll be looking for more of the same tomorrow.''
Kenny Jackett named a more balanced side at Colchester than the one that faced Walsall last Sunday. Lowe was left on the bench which Tate and Forbes were out of position at the back.
Lowe suffered a nasty injury at Layer Road but it wasn't as bad as first thought and Jackett will be hoping to have him available again.
With Lowe alongside Monk, this enabled Tate to return to his preferred position at right back, a combination with Britton ahead of him worked so well earlier in the season.
Williams and Fallon return from being cup tied. Lee Trundle is close to full fitness so Knight and Akinfenwa could keep their places in the side tomorrow.
Hopefully Jackett won't change the side too much from the one that beat Colchester, as he seemed to have got it right, a working team selection from Jackett has been quite rare lately.
Looking forward to see how Lowe does (if he plays). It seemed with him at the back on Tuesday, this enabled Jackett to name a more balanced side, with 11 players in their preferred positions.
Jamie Smith is likely to make his debut after joining on loan from Bristol City.
The defender joins as temporary cover for O'Connor and Skulason who are both out injured.
The club's top scorer has netted 8 times in 30 league starts for the Bees this season. He scored 2 in the 3-1 home win over Barnsley, before that he hadn't scored in 5 games.
Brentford are currently in 2nd place, playing 3 games less than us. Their recent good form has seen them go into the top 2 with vital wins against Southend (2-0) and Huddersfield (2-0) recently.
They recently thrashed Walsall at home 5-0, while we only managed a 1-1 draw against the Saddlers.
In the last 8 games, they've won 5, lost 1 and drawn 2.
Our last victory was away at Nottingham Forest just over a month ago, since then we've drawn all 4 games.
It'll be a tough game against a side who are going strong in 2nd place, after a confidence boosting win in midweek – progressing to the LDV Vans Trophy Final and showing a vast improvement in our performance, hopefully we can get a good result but I still think we'll only manage a draw – yet again.
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Date:Thursday March 16 2006
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