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

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Cheltenham boss Mark Yates will be without on-loan striker Paul Benson this weekend.

Benson, 33, was stretchered off during the weekend's 2-0 defeat to Plymouth after sustaining an ankle injury and scan results have since revealed he will miss the next couple of weeks.

Shaun Harrad came on in place of Benson on Saturday and he will battle it out with Darryl Duffy in a bid to partner Byron Harrison up front.

Otherwise, Yates has no new injury or suspension concerns as he looks to bounce back from Saturday's defeat with a positive result against the Gills.

Defender Harry Hooman remains unavailable with the foot injury he picked up at the beginning of the campaign.

Gillingham will be without Anton Robinson and Myles Weston as they aim to clinch the League Two title.

On-loan midfielder Robinson has been forced to return to parent club Huddersfield after it was confirmed he had suffered cruciate ligament damage, which requires surgery and a rehabilitation period of six to nine months.

Forward Weston, meanwhile, is struggling with a knock but hopes to return to the fold in time for next weekend's home clash against AFC Wimbledon.

Gillingham made sure of automatic promotion with last Saturday's 1-0 victory over Torquay and, as manager Martin Allen prepares to return to his former employers, the Kent club know the title could now be sealed at Whaddon Road.

Victory over fifth-placed Cheltenham will be enough to clinch top spot in League Two while it will also be enough if the Gills match Port Vale's result at Rochdale.

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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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