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Ryan Taylor could return to the Portsmouth squad for the visit of Cheltenham.

Taylor has sat out the last three matches with a groin injury but is back in training and will be assessed ahead of the clash.

Fellow forward Michael Drennan and full-back Daniel Alfei are back after missing Monday's goalless draw at Chesterfield because they were on international duty with the Republic of Ireland Under-21s and Wales Under-21s respectively.

But defender Danny East (ankle) and midfielder Simon Ferry (back) are still struggling with injuries and will not be available.

Byron Harrison will hope to earn a recall when Cheltenham travel to Portsmouth.

Harrison climbed off the bench to net his 12th goal of the season against Bury last weekend having been dropped by manager Mark Yates after their fiery discussion in the aftermath of last Tuesday's 4-1 thrashing by Chesterfield.

Yates recalled the experienced Jamie Cureton to the side in place of Harrison and has a decision to make ahead of the Fratton Park trip.

Defender Troy Brown is one player who looks set to keep his place having recovered from an ankle injury to return to the starting line-up against the Shakers.

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League Two Fixtures

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
19:45
AFC W'don v Plymouth
Accrington v Hartlepool
Cambridge Utd v Cheltenhm
Carlisle v Burton Alb
Exeter v Wycombe
Luton v Dag + Red
Morecambe v York City
Newport v Southend
Northamptn v Oxford Utd
Portsmth v Stevenage

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wycombe 13 11 28
2 Bury 13 12 26
3 Burton Alb 13 1 25
4 Luton 13 5 24
5 Plymouth 13 6 22
6 Morecambe 13 4 22
7 Shrewsbury 13 6 21
8 Southend 13 2 21
9 Newport 13 3 19
10 Cheltenhm 13 0 19
11 Cambridge Utd 13 8 18
12 Northamptn 13 3 18
13 AFC W'don 13 -1 18
14 Portsmth 13 -1 17
15 Stevenage 13 -3 17
16 Mansfield 13 -4 17
17 Exeter 13 -3 16
18 Accrington 13 -6 16
19 Dag + Red 13 -5 14
20 Oxford Utd 13 -5 13
21 Carlisle 13 -7 12
22 Hartlepool 13 -12 11
23 York City 13 -7 10
24 Tranmere 13 -7 9

Updated Sat, 18 Oct 2014

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