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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 Burton Albion 44 88
2 Shrewsbury Town 44 86
3 Wycombe Wanderers 44 81
4 Bury 43 79
5 Southend United 43 78
6 Stevenage 44 69
7 Plymouth Argyle 44 65
8 Luton Town 44 65
9 Newport County AFC 44 62
10 Northampton Town 44 61
11 Exeter City 44 61
12 Morecambe 44 57
13 AFC Wimbledon 44 57
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 44 56
15 Oxford United 44 55
16 Portsmouth 44 53
17 Accrington Stanley 44 53
18 Cambridge United 44 51
19 York City 44 51
20 Carlisle United 44 49
21 Mansfield Town 44 48
22 Hartlepool United 44 41
23 Cheltenham Town 44 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 44 39