Cheltenham v Bristol R preview

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

Last Updated: 28/12/12 at 10:56

Jombati: Expected to shrug off a knock

Jombati: Expected to shrug off a knock

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Cheltenham expect to have Sido Jombati available for the weekend tie.

The right-back disappeared down the tunnel for treatment after being replaced during the 4-0 victory over Wycombe but it was understood to be a precautionary move and boss Mark Yeates expects him to continue in the side.

The Robins boss has no other injury worries as his side look to consolidate their place in top three with a victory against bottom side Rovers.

Striker Kaid Mohamed returned from an ankle injury on Boxing Day as a second-half substitute and is expected to be named on the bench once again.

Jeff Goulding and Darryl Duffy are expected to continue in attack after both netted in the win against Wycombe after replacing Shaun Harrad and Chris Zebroski from the 4-1 defeat to Rochdale.

Bristol Rovers are expected to be without Jim Paterson and David Clarkson.

John Ward's first game in charge saw Rovers come from behind twice to draw at Aldershot, ending a run of three straight defeats that led to the sacking of Mark McGhee.

But the point was soured with the loss of midfielder Paterson and forward Clarkson to injury.

Paterson lasted just 18 minutes before going off with a hamstring problem while Clarkson took a knock to the ankle in the second half.

It comes as a further blow to Ward who is already without injured quartet Matt Gill, Adam Virgo (both knee), Matt Harrold (cruciate ligament) and Scott Bevan (wrist).

To make matters worse, Cian Bolger, Tom Eaves, Matthew Lund and Sam Walker's loan deals expire in January.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

League Two Fixtures

Saturday, 02 May 2015
15:00
AFC W'don v Cheltenhm  
Accrington v Mansfield  
Cambridge Utd v Burton Alb  
Carlisle v Hartlepool  
Exeter v Dag + Red  
Luton v Stevenage  
Morecambe v Southend  
Newport v Oxford Utd  
Northamptn v Wycombe  
Portsmth v York City  

Footer 365

Jose Mourinho defends Chelsea record

Jose Mourinho has questioned those who value style over substance after Chelsea were branded "boring".

Olivier Giroud backs Arsenal to mount a title challenge next season

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud believes his team are well placed to mount a serious challenge for the title next season.

Bournemouth all-but secure promotion to the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Bolton

Bournemouth all but secured promotion to the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Bolton on Monday night.

Mail Box

Mourinho A 'Motivator Of Idiots'

The Mailbox asks whether Jose Mourinho is really that special or is he just 'a motivator of idiots?' And strikers don't come through at top clubs...apparently.

Mail From Fan Who Craves Relegation...

In this case it's a Sunderland fan who just wants to see a clear-out. We also have mails about Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton. It's long and it's sexy...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company