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Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Exeter and Cheltenham at St James Park.

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John O'Flynn: Nursing a foot injury

John O'Flynn: Nursing a foot injury

Exeter striker John O'Flynn is an injury doubt for their must-win clash with the Robins.

The former Barnet forward had to be substituted at half-time of their 2-2 draw with AFC Wimbledon on Saturday with a foot injury and the medical staff are nursing the Irishman ahead of kick-off.

Young striker Jamie Reid will hope to keep his place in the starting line-up after two goals on his first start for the club earned the Grecians a point against the Dons.

Another positive from that display was the return of Alan Gow for the first time since rupturing ankle ligaments back in February. The Scot is expected to be on the bench once more as he builds his match fitness.

Matt Oakley (shoulder) and Liam Sercombe (ankle) remain sidelined for the Grecians while Kevin Amankwaah had surgery on his ankle this week.

City, who have never beaten the Robins in their seven meetings, are a point off the play-off places and know that anything other than maximum points could see them miss out.

Cheltenham goalkeeper Scott Brown will be fit to line up against the Grecians as the Robins look to continue their automatic promotion push.

The shot stopper received special praise from manager Mark Yates after he played through the pain of a foot injury to keep a clean sheet in the 1-0 win against Gillingham last Saturday.

And the long-serving keeper trained with his team-mates on Thursday and is not a worry for Yates ahead of the trip to Devon.

Meanwhile, on-loan striker Paul Benson is progressing well from his ankle ligament sprain but the clash with the Grecians looks to have come a little too soon for the former Charlton striker.

Cheltenham make the trip two points behind third-placed Rotherham in League Two with two games remaining.

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League Two Fixtures

Saturday, 26 April 2014
15:00
AFC W'don v Morecambe  
Bury v Portsmouth  
Dag + Red v Northamptn  
Exeter v Scunthorpe  
Fleetwood v Southend  
Mansfield v Torquay  
Oxford Utd v Accrington  
Plymouth v Hartlepool  
Rochdale v Cheltenham  
Wycombe v Bristol R  

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Scunthorpe 44 26 80
2 Chesterfld 44 28 78
3 Rochdale 44 20 78
4 Fleetwood 44 15 75
5 Burton Alb 44 8 72
6 Southend 44 16 68
7 York City 44 10 67
8 Oxford Utd 44 6 62
9 Plymouth 44 -7 58
10 Bury 44 8 57
11 Dag + Red 44 -4 57
12 Mansfield 44 -8 57
13 Portsmouth 44 -10 57
14 AFC W'don 44 -4 56
15 Newport 44 -3 55
16 Cheltenham 44 -7 55
17 Hartlepool 44 -4 52
18 Accrington 44 -4 51
19 Morecambe 44 -15 50
20 Exeter 44 -7 49
21 Wycombe 44 -10 47
22 Bristol R 44 -11 47
23 Northamptn 44 -20 47
24 Torquay 44 -23 42

Updated Thu, 24 Apr 2014

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