Cheltenham V Accrington Stanley at Abbey Business Stadium : Match Preview

17 January 2014 09:31
Cheltenham V Accrington Stanley - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Noble blow for Robins

Cheltenham look set to be without midfielder David Noble for the visit of Accrington.

The Rotherham loanee missed the 2-1 loss at Burton last weekend with a knee injury and is expected to be sidelined once more as they welcome James Beattie's men.

Winger Ashley Vincent will hope his two goals in a friendly victory in midweek over Newport will help his chances of making his second appearance since September.

Manager Mark Yates is keen to boost his squad's numbers but seems unlikely to add any new additions before kick-off.

Accrington will be without Lee Naylor after the full-back left the club.

Explaining the mutual termination of Naylor's contract on Thursday, boss James Beattie revealed the former Wolves and Celtic defender has had interest from clubs in a higher division.

Stanley, now without a win in four, could be forced into a defensive reshuffle with Rob Atkinson now fit from a hamstring injury and waiting to play for the first time since October.

Midfielder Craig Roddan, on loan from Liverpool, is awaiting his debut while Beattie will hope back-up goalkeeper Andrew Dawber can overcome a thigh injury to make the bench.

Source: PA