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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 Wycombe Wanderers 14 28
2 Burton Albion 14 28
3 Luton Town 14 27
4 Bury 14 26
5 Shrewsbury Town 14 24
6 Plymouth Argyle 14 23
7 Morecambe 14 23
8 Newport County AFC 14 22
9 Cheltenham Town 14 22
10 Southend United 14 21
11 Portsmouth 14 20
12 AFC Wimbledon 14 19
13 Exeter City 14 19
14 Accrington Stanley 14 19
15 Cambridge United 14 18
16 Northampton Town 14 18
17 Mansfield Town 14 18
18 Stevenage 14 17
19 Oxford United 14 16
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 14 14
21 Carlisle United 14 12
22 York City 14 11
23 Hartlepool United 14 11
24 Tranmere Rovers 14 10