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

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Cheltenham midfielder Darren Carter's fitness will be assessed ahead of the game.

The former Birmingham man was withdrawn with a calf injury as a precautionary measure in the Robins' 2-1 victory over Plymouth on Tuesday and is a doubt for the first meeting between the sides since 2002.

The Robins moved quickly to bring in midfield cover for Carter on Thursday with Reading youngster Lawson D'Ath joining on an initial one month loan.

Midfielder Russ Penn and right-back Sido Jombati will both miss the match against Paul Tisdale's off-form Grecians after they both picked up their fifth cautions of the season on Tuesday. They are likely to be replaced by Sam Deering and Keith Lowe.

If goalkeeper Scott Brown lines up at Whaddon Road it will be his 200th start for Cheltenham.

Exeter boss Paul Tisdale is unlikely to make any significant changes to his squad.

After a below-par first half at Dagenham on Tuesday the Grecians improved significantly after the interval and grabbed a point thanks to Jamie Cureton's 10th goal of the season.

Cureton's regular strike partner Alan Gow made a welcome return to action as a 74th-minute substitute and will be hoping to get more minutes under his belt against a side that includes former City team-mate Billy Jones.

Captain Danny Coles, who signed a new contract on Thursday, was paired with Scot Bennett in the centre of defence on Tuesday for the first time this season with Pat Baldwin dropping to the bench.

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League Two Fixtures

Saturday, 25 October 2014
15:00
AFC W'don v Tranmere  
Cambridge Utd v Hartlepool  
Carlisle v Oxford Utd  
Luton v Northamptn
Newport v Accrington  
Plymouth v Cheltenhm
Shrewsbury v Portsmth  
Southend v Bury  
Stevenage v Burton Alb  
Wycombe v Dag + Red  

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wycombe 14 10 28
2 Burton Alb 14 2 28
3 Luton 14 7 27
4 Bury 14 7 26
5 Shrewsbury 14 11 24
6 Plymouth 14 6 23
7 Morecambe 14 4 23
8 Newport 14 4 22
9 Cheltenhm 14 1 22
10 Southend 14 1 21
11 Portsmth 14 0 20
12 AFC W'don 14 -1 19
13 Exeter 14 -2 19
14 Accrington 14 -4 19
15 Cambridge Utd 14 7 18
16 Northamptn 14 1 18
17 Mansfield 14 -4 18
18 Stevenage 14 -4 17
19 Oxford Utd 14 -3 16
20 Dag + Red 14 -7 14
21 Carlisle 14 -8 12
22 York City 14 -7 11
23 Hartlepool 14 -14 11
24 Tranmere 14 -7 10

Updated Wed, 22 Oct 2014

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