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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 Cheltenhm

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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 Burton Albion 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39