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Team news ahead of Saturday's League Two clash between Cheltenham and Shrewsbury at Whaddon Road.

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Mark Yates hopes to name an unchanged Cheltenham XI.

The Robins boss does have a couple of players, including defender Steve Elliott (Achilles), carrying knocks from Monday's 2-0 victory at Lincoln - Town's first win in seven - but they should be okay to feature at Whaddon Road.

The only other concern could be leading scorer Wes Thomas, who may have to withdraw from Yates' plans with his pregnant partner due to give birth.

Yates told the club's official website: "There is every chance of us playing the same team as Monday but we do have one or two bumps and bruises, as well as Wes Thomas' girlfriend being due any day now so we do have one or two contingency plans.

"You never want to change a winning team and especially when you haven't been winning many games of late so if everybody is fit then it will be somewhere near that."

Striker Jeff Goulding and right-back Keith Lowe continue to be sidelined with their respective ankle injuries.

Shrewsbury boss Graham Turner is not expected to have any new injury or suspension problems.

Following back-to-back victories, Turner kept faith with the same starting XI for the third successive match on Easter Monday as Shrews were frustratingly held to a goalless draw at home to Accrington.

He must now decide whether to stick or twist with his line-up as fourth-placed Shrews go in search of three points they hope will see them overtake Wycombe and climb into the final automatic promotion place ahead of the last weekend of the season.

Midfielder and leading scorer Mark Wright made an impact on Monday when introduced from the bench at half-time in place of Lionel Ainsworth and he will be pushing for a recall, along with striker Matt Harrold.

Only defeat for Town and a Wycombe victory away to second-placed Bury would extinguish the Shropshire club's hopes of automatic promotion.

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League Two Fixtures

Friday, 03 October 2014
19:45
Burton Alb v Cambridge Utd  
Dag + Red v Exeter  
Saturday, 04 October 2014
15:00
Bury v Tranmere  
Cheltenham v AFC W'don  
Hartlepool v Carlisle  
Mansfield v Accrington  
Oxford Utd v Newport  
Plymouth v Shrewsbury  
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Stevenage v Luton Town  

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Burton Alb 10 4 22
2 Wycombe 10 7 21
3 Bury 10 8 20
4 Southend 10 5 20
5 Northamptn 10 5 17
6 Morecambe 10 3 16
7 Shrewsbury 10 4 15
8 Portsmouth 10 2 15
9 Cheltenham 10 1 15
10 Luton Town 10 1 15
11 Mansfield 10 -3 15
12 AFC W'don 10 0 14
13 Stevenage 10 0 14
14 Plymouth 10 3 13
15 Newport 10 1 13
16 Accrington 10 -5 13
17 Exeter 10 -3 12
18 Cambridge Utd 10 2 11
19 Dag + Red 10 -4 11
20 Tranmere 10 -2 9
21 York City 10 -4 9
22 Hartlepool 10 -9 8
23 Oxford Utd 10 -4 7
24 Carlisle 10 -12 6

Updated Mon, 29 Sep 2014

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