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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 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 27 44
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 Cambridge United 26 36
13 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 26 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 27 27
23 Carlisle United 27 27
24 Hartlepool United 27 18