Cheltenham v Southend preview

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Cheltenham Town and Southend United at Whaddon Road.

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Steve Elliott: Doubtful for the clash

Steve Elliott: Doubtful for the clash

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Cheltenham could be without Steve Elliott when they host Southend.

The experienced 35-year-old defender missed the 1-0 away win at Hartlepool last Saturday having picked up an ankle problem in their loss to Scunthorpe.

Wolves loanee Michael Ihiekwe shook off his tonsillitis to start in Elliott's place and could get the nod again at the heart of the Robins defence while Jermaine McGlashan looks set to start either on the wing or upfront after his winner at Victoria Park.

The Robins head into this match looking for just their sixth home League Two win this season at the Abbey Business Stadium.

Southend welcome striker Barry Corr back as they aim to consolidate their play-off place at Cheltenham.

Corr has served a three-match ban for his red card in the goalless draw with Bury but he may have to be content with a place on the bench.

Shrimpers boss Phil Brown has gone with Jamar Loza and Lee Barnard as his front pair in the last two games but Freddy Eastwood came off the bench to score the winner against Torquay last weekend to leave Brown with a selection headache.

On-loan Norwich winger Jacob Murphy could make his full debut, while defender Adam Thompson is fit again after his calf problem.

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League Two Fixtures

Friday, 03 October 2014
19:45
Burton Alb v Cambridge Utd  
Dag + Red v Exeter  
Saturday, 04 October 2014
15:00
Bury v Tranmere  
Cheltenham v AFC W'don  
Hartlepool v Carlisle  
Mansfield v Accrington  
Oxford Utd v Newport  
Plymouth v Shrewsbury  
Southend v Morecambe  
Stevenage v Luton Town  

Sky Bet League 2

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

Updated Mon, 29 Sep 2014

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