Barnet v Cheltenham preview

Date published: Friday 22nd March 2013 10:46

Barnet will again be without player-boss Edgar Davids.

The veteran Dutchman completes a two-match ban after his sending-off against Accrington last weekend, his second red card of the season.

Davids hopes to be able to welcome back fellow midfielder Ross Jenkins and top scorer Jake Hyde after they also missed Tuesday night’s 2-0 win over Fleetwood through illness.

On-loan MK Dons defender Tom Flanagan should keep his place after making his full debut in midweek.

Steve Kabba remains sidelined by a knee problem and Ricky Holmes is out for the rest of the season due to a foot injury, but fellow forward Craig Beattie is pushing for a start after recently recovering from a hamstring injury.

Cheltenham midfielder Jason Taylor is pushing for a recall to the side after missing the victory over Rotherham.

The former Miller sat out the emphatic 3-0 win due to a gentleman’s agreement with the club he left in the January transfer window but he will hope to be involved against the Bees.

Midfielder Sam Deering is set to start again as he prepares to return to Underhill for the first time since leaving the club last summer.

And defender Michael Hector is set to partner Steve Elliott at the heart of the Robins defence once more despite being one yellow card away from a two-match suspension.

Mark Yates’ men head into the match just two points off the automatic promotion places in League Two.

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Barnet v Cheltenham preview

Date published: Thursday 15th December 2011 11:06

Michael Hector, Jack Saville and Charlie Taylor are injury doubts for Barnet.

Hector missed last Friday’s narrow defeat at Torquay with a shin injury, fellow defender Saville has a foot problem and striker Taylor is struggling with ankle trouble.

Darren Dennehy replaced Hector in defence at Plainmoor after three weeks out with a calf injury and came through unscathed, so he should keep his place.

Ricky Holmes has made three substitute appearances following a month out with a knee injury and is pushing for a start, but fellow striker Steve Kabba remains a long-term absentee with a knee problem.

Former Cheltenham forward Lloyd Owusu is back from a loan spell at Hayes but is unlikely to figure.

Meanwhile, Cheltenham will be without the suspended Russ Penn.

Midfielder Penn has been an intergal part of the Robins side that has risen to third place in League Two, but the 26-year-old picked up his fifth booking of the season in the 3-0 victory over Southend last weekend and serves a one-match ban.

On-loan midfielder Bobby Reid could take advantage of Penn’s absence. The Bristol City man has not yet had a significant stab at establishing himself in the first team at Cheltenham, but could come into the reckoning for manager Mark Yates this weekend.

Goalkeeper Jack Butland has returned to his parent club Birmingham following the conclusion of his loan stay at Whaddon Road, meaning Scott Brown will return, while striker Darryl Duffy is available after a ban.

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