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Eddie Nolan: Sidelined through injury

Eddie Nolan: Sidelined through injury

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Scunthorpe and Cheltenham at Glanford Park.

Iron defender Eddie Nolan has joined the club's injured list and misses the home game against Cheltenham.

Nolan was forced out of last week's draw at Burton and scans have since confirmed a torn hamstring, which will rule him out for at least six weeks. He joins fellow right-back Christian Ribeiro (groin) on the sidelines.

Cliff Byrne, on loan from Oldham, is expected to start in Nolan's absence, but skipper Michael Collins (knee), striker Matt Godden and winger Andy Welsh (both knee) are all unavailable as Scunthorpe bid to make it eight games unbeaten at Glanford Park.

On-loan Huddersfield striker Jimmy Spencer is pushing for his first league start for the club and Chris Iwelumo is hoping for a recall.

Cheltenham's goal hero Jamie Cureton is pushing for a start at Scunthorpe.

The experienced striker stepped off the bench to score his 249th career goal late on as they beat AFC Wimbledon 1-0 on Saturday and he could get the nod as he searches for a milestone goal.

Troy Brown had been joining Cureton on the treatment table but has returned to action unscathed, but Craig Braham-Barrett's ankle injury means this match comes too soon for the former Macclesfield left-back.

Midfielder Jason Taylor played a crucial role in last weekend's victory and Mark Yates looks set to hand him another start as the Robins look for back-to-back wins to kick-start their campaign.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 20 41
2 Burton Albion 21 39
3 Shrewsbury Town 20 37
4 Luton Town 20 37
5 Plymouth Argyle 20 34
6 Newport County AFC 20 34
7 Exeter City 21 34
8 Southend United 20 34
9 Bury 20 30
10 Morecambe 20 30
11 Accrington Stanley 20 29
12 Cambridge United 20 28
13 AFC Wimbledon 20 27
14 Portsmouth 20 26
15 Stevenage 20 25
16 Northampton Town 20 24
17 Oxford United 20 24
18 Cheltenham Town 20 24
19 Mansfield Town 20 23
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 20 21
21 York City 20 19
22 Tranmere Rovers 20 18
23 Carlisle United 20 18
24 Hartlepool United 20 12