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Whaddon Road Ground (ATT 2,751) 15th September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Duncan

Cheltenhm Cheltenham Town vs Southend United Southend

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Bennett: Misses out for Robins

Bennett: Misses out for Robins

Team news ahead of Saturday's League Two clash between Cheltenham Town and Southend at Whaddon Road.

Cheltenham boss Mark Yates will be without skipper Alan Bennett once again.

Bennett, who is yet to start a game this season, suffered a calf strain in training after just returning from a back injury.

The defender is expected to miss the next two matches but is still partaking in light training.

Otherwise Yates has a fully fit squad to choose from with no fresh concerns or suspension worries.

And the Robins chief praised his side's response against Wycombe last weekend, admitting he may keep faith with the same side.

"It was a lot better last week and I can't see too many changes," he told the club's official website.

"You take games one at a time and our build-up is Southend, Southend, Southend."

Southend will again be without Luke Prosser and Ryan Leonard for the tough trip.

Defender Prosser (calf) and midfielder Leonard (hamstring) both missed last weekend's 3-1 win over Dagenham & Redbridge and the pair continue to sit out.

Winger Dave Martin will be assessed in the build-up to the encounter having picked up a knock.

The game comes too soon for long-term absentees Freddy Eastwood (calf) and Barry Corr (groin).

Eastwood's training has been restricted of late due to illness while fellow frontman Corr is also approaching his comeback but needs minutes on the pitch before being considered for first-team selection.

Back-up goalkeeper Cameron Belford is to return to parent club Bury when his month-long loan stay expires after the encounter.

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2 Shrewsbury Town 39 74
3 Wycombe Wanderers 39 74
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Newport County AFC 39 61
7 Plymouth Argyle 39 60
8 Luton Town 39 58
9 Stevenage 38 57
10 Northampton Town 39 56
11 Exeter City 39 55
12 AFC Wimbledon 39 53
13 Morecambe 39 50
14 Portsmouth 39 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 39 49
16 Oxford United 39 46
17 Accrington Stanley 39 46
18 Mansfield Town 39 45
19 Cambridge United 39 44
20 York City 39 41
21 Carlisle United 39 41
22 Hartlepool United 39 39
23 Tranmere Rovers 39 38
24 Cheltenham Town 39 37