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Whaddon Road Ground 7th September 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: B Malone

Cheltenhm Cheltenham Town vs Portsmouth Portsmth

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Last Updated: 06/09/13 1:54pm

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Steve Elliott: Returning from injury

Steve Elliott: Returning from injury

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Cheltenham and Portsmouth at Whaddon Road.

Mark Yates could be boosted by the return of three key players as they look to get back to winning ways.

Defender Steve Elliott missed the midweek penalty shoot-out defeat to Plymouth with a head injury while midfielder Matt Richards had a hamstring problem.

And they could be joined in the squad by experienced striker Jamie Cureton, missing since he dislocated his shoulder on the opening day of the season.

David Noble could feature again after making his debut on loan from Rotherham as a substitute against the Pilgrims while 17-year-old winger Zack Kotwica will hope he can keep his place after making his full debut.

Marcos Painter and Patrick Agyemang could return for Pompey when they head south west.

Left-back Painter is back in contention after a couple of weeks on the sidelines with a hamstring injury, and forward Agyemang sat out Tuesday night's Johnstone's Paint Trophy shoot-out win at Torquay to rest a foot problem.

Agyemang's strike partner David Connolly misses out again, however, as he is in the middle of a three-game ban for his red card against Chesterfield last Saturday.

Tom Craddock came off the bench in midweek as he was not fit enough to start, so he could partner Agyemang in a new-look attack, while Shaun Cooper could be added to the squad after signing as a free agent on Thursday.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 39 77
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 39 58
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