Cheltenham v Southend preview

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

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Bennett: Misses out for Robins

Bennett: Misses out for Robins

Cheltenham boss Mark Yates will be without skipper Alan Bennett once again.

Bennett, who is yet to start a game this season, suffered a calf strain in training after just returning from a back injury.

The defender is expected to miss the next two matches but is still partaking in light training.

Otherwise Yates has a fully fit squad to choose from with no fresh concerns or suspension worries.

And the Robins chief praised his side's response against Wycombe last weekend, admitting he may keep faith with the same side.

"It was a lot better last week and I can't see too many changes," he told the club's official website.

"You take games one at a time and our build-up is Southend, Southend, Southend."

Southend will again be without Luke Prosser and Ryan Leonard for the tough trip.

Defender Prosser (calf) and midfielder Leonard (hamstring) both missed last weekend's 3-1 win over Dagenham & Redbridge and the pair continue to sit out.

Winger Dave Martin will be assessed in the build-up to the encounter having picked up a knock.

The game comes too soon for long-term absentees Freddy Eastwood (calf) and Barry Corr (groin).

Eastwood's training has been restricted of late due to illness while fellow frontman Corr is also approaching his comeback but needs minutes on the pitch before being considered for first-team selection.

Back-up goalkeeper Cameron Belford is to return to parent club Bury when his month-long loan stay expires after the encounter.

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League Two Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
AFC W'don v Newport  
Accrington v Mansfield  
Bury v Plymouth  
Cheltenham v Fleetwood  
Chesterfld v Exeter  
Morecambe v Scunthorpe  
Oxford Utd v York City  
Rochdale v Southend  
Torquay v Dag + Red  
Wycombe v Northamptn  

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Scunthorpe 42 25 76
2 Rochdale 42 22 75
3 Chesterfld 42 27 74
4 Fleetwood 42 13 69
5 Burton Alb 42 5 68
6 Southend 42 12 62
7 Oxford Utd 42 8 62
8 York City 42 8 61
9 Plymouth 42 -2 58
10 Mansfield 42 -6 56
11 Bury 42 5 54
12 Dag + Red 42 -4 54
13 Newport 42 -3 53
14 AFC W'don 42 -5 52
15 Cheltenham 42 -8 52
16 Portsmouth 42 -12 51
17 Accrington 42 -3 50
18 Hartlepool 42 -2 49
19 Morecambe 42 -14 49
20 Exeter 42 -6 48
21 Bristol R 42 -9 47
22 Wycombe 42 -9 46
23 Northamptn 42 -19 46
24 Torquay 42 -23 39

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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