Cheltenham v Rotherham preview

Date published: Monday 24th August 2015 1:47

Cheltenham v Rotherham preview

Cheltenham will be without Jeff Goulding, Josh Low and Keith Lowe.
Goulding was forced off after just 15 minutes of last weekend’s crushing 8-1 defeat at Crewe having hurt his ankle, with it touch and go whether the 10-goal striker will play again this season.
Winger Low missed the clash altogether having sustained a blow to his shin in training ahead of the game, although he is expected to return into contention for next weekend’s trip to Burton.
Right-back Lowe also missed the mauling at Gresty Road with an ankle injury which is expected to keep him sidelined for a couple more weeks.
On-loan Ashley Eastham has returned to Blackpool following the completion of his stay, with the young centre-back keen to try and secure a new contract with the Premier League club as his current deal expires in the summer.
Full-back Kyle Haynes has been recalled from his loan spell with non-league Hednesford and is set to make Town’s matchday 18, along with youth-team captain James Fawke, who is hoping for his first-team debut.
Tom Pope could return to the Rotherham line-up after caretaker boss Andy Liddle recalled the striker at Port Vale this week.
Pope netted three times during his spell in Staffordshire but, with Rotherham just a single point behind Vale in 10th place, he has returned to help the Millers’ cause.
Fellow forward Ian Thomas-Moore has been sidelined with a thigh problem, but is optimistic over his chances of facing Cheltenham.
“It has been a strange injury because it is not something that I have had before,” Thomas-Moore told the Sheffield Star. “It is getting better every day so hopefully I will be okay.”
Skipper Ryan Creswell is set to return from a similar injury, while reserve goalkeeper Jamie Annerson is poised to start after Andy Warrington underwent surgery on a chipped bone in his foot.

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