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Greenhous Meadow (ATT 5,705) 20th March 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: K Woolmer

Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Town vs Cheltenham Town Cheltenham

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Last Updated: 19/03/12 2:45pm

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Wroe: Available for hosts

Wroe: Available for hosts

Team news for Tuesday's League Two clash between Shrewsbury and Cheltenham at Greenhous Meadow.

Shrewsbury boast a fully-fit squad for the vital visit of their fellow high-flyers.

Fourth hosts fifth at the Greenhous Meadow, with just one point separating the promotion rivals as the battle for a top-three finish in League Two hots up.

Joe Jacobson's withdrawal after an hour of Saturday's 1-0 setback at Plymouth was merely tactical despite the left-back's struggles with groin trouble over recent weeks.

Midfielder Nicky Wroe replaced Jacobson amid a reshuffle and he is one of a handful of options should manager Graham Turner wish to change things around for an encounter he knows is of the highest importance.

"It's a big game for us," he said. "Perhaps it's a good game to have, a good time to have a fellow promotion contender to bounce back but obviously we've got to do better over the 90 minutes than we did on Saturday.

"The players have heaped a little bit more pressure on themselves but we have 10 games left, six at home and four away. That's not a bad ratio for us with our home form but we've got to go out and do it."

Meanwhile, Cheltenham will be looking to bounce back from their 'worst performance of the season' at Shrewsbury.

That was the damning assessment of manager Mark Yates after the 3-0 defeat to Gillingham at the weekend and changes are likely after Yates admitted he had picked the wrong team.

Josh Low, Jeff Goulding and James Spencer were all introduced from the bench and will be hopeful of a start if Yates makes the changes he has hinted towards.

Keith Lowe was replaced in defence by Luke Garbutt at the weekend and he will be looking to force his way back into the team at the expense of the England Under-19 international or Sido Jombati.

The Robins have lost three games in a row as their automatic promotion bid stutters but Yates has a full-strength squad to choose from.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 42 76
2 Rochdale 42 75
3 Chesterfield 42 74
4 Fleetwood Town 42 69
5 Burton Albion 42 68
6 Southend United 42 62
7 Oxford United 42 62
8 York City 42 61
9 Plymouth Argyle 42 58
10 Mansfield Town 42 56
11 Bury 42 54
12 Dagenham & Redbridge 42 54
13 Newport County AFC 42 53
14 AFC Wimbledon 42 52
15 Cheltenham Town 42 52
16 Portsmouth 42 51
17 Accrington Stanley 42 50
18 Hartlepool United 42 49
19 Morecambe 42 49
20 Exeter City 42 48
21 Bristol Rovers 42 47
22 Wycombe Wanderers 42 46
23 Northampton Town 42 46
24 Torquay United 42 39