Featured Matches
Previous
Manchester City
Liverpool
(1) 2
(3) 2
FT-Pens
Game Details
Bayern Munich
Guadalajara
1
0
FT
Game Details
AS Trencin
Hull City
0
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Mlada Boleslav
Lyon
1
4
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Real Sociedad
Aberdeen
2
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Fortuna Düsseldorf
TSV Eintracht Braunschweig
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
AJ Auxerre
Le Havre AC
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Ajaccio GFCO
Valenciennes
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Arles
AC Ajaccio
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
AS Nancy Lorraine
Dijon FCO
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Chateauroux
Troyes
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Nimes
Angers
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Stade Laval
Niort
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Tours
Créteil
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
FK Rubin Kazan
Spartak Moscow
4:00 PM GMT
Game Details
KV Oostende
Anderlecht
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Silkeborg IF
Sonderjyske
4:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Lillestrom
SK Brann
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Bray
Athlone Town FC
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Derry City
Bohemians
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Drogheda Utd
UCD
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Limerick FC
Shamrock
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
St Patricks
Sligo
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Cork
Dundalk
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Kansas City
Philadelphia Union
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Queretaro
Pachuca
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Tijuana
U.A.N.L
2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Godoy Cruz de Mendoza
Banfield
Postp
Game Details
Rosario Central
Quilmes
Postp
Game Details
Lobos BUAP
Mineros de Zacatecas
10:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Coras Tepic
Correcaminos
1:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Avaí
Luverdense
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Vila Nova-GO
Goianiense
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Unión La Calera
Antofagasta
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Real Espana
Parrillas One
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Next
Oct 30, 2012

Lambert not underestimating Swindon

Paul Lambert is not being swayed into thinking his struggling Aston Villa side will have an easy ride when they visit a reshuffled Swindon Town side in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night.

• Blog: The Di Canio factor

The League One side's manager Paolo Di Canio has already suggested he will rotate his squad for the tie at the County Ground, where Lambert will be seeking a fillip for a club reeling from their worst start to a season in 43 years.

But the Villa boss is still expecting a searching examination from a team who hit four in winning at Stoke City in the second round of the competition.

"For any big team that goes and plays at a lower-league team, the expectancy is always there," he said. "The expectancy is always on the bigger team and this will be no different.

"I've been there, I know exactly what it will be like and it will be a hard game. They tell me Di Canio is an extrovert character. I've never met him but he was a great player. I'll try and pick a team I think will win the game. If you are in something, you try and win it."

Lambert has declined to say whether, at opposite ends of his line-up, Darren Bent and Shay Given will be given starting roles.

Bent remained in the shadows as his main rival for a place, Christian Benteke, scored in Saturday's disappointing home draw against Norwich City, while Given has started only once since August - that came in the 4-2 win at Manchester City in the last round.

The keeper is being kept out by the outstanding form of Brad Guzan, who sees the competition as the opportunity to exorcise a personal ghost.

In what was then the Carling Cup in 2009-10, Guzan excelled in Villa's run, only to be left out and replaced by Brad Friedel for the final against Manchester United.

"Not playing at Wembley was one of my biggest disappointments," he said. "It was very frustrating and a difficult pill to swallow. It's made me stronger as a keeper and a person, though. Now we need to try and get in the hat for the next round. If we do, it's job done."

Lambert denies that the awkward tie is necessarily a chance to restore confidence.

"We were down to ten men against Norwich," he said. "You can take a lot of positives out of not losing to 11 men and, for most of that second half, we were on the back foot. But the effort was there in abundance."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.