Cheltenham V Colchester at LCI Rail Stadium : Match Preview

21 November 2016 02:34
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Aaron Downes suspended for Cheltenham's clash with Colchester

Cheltenham are without suspended defender Aaron Downes for the visit of fellow Sky Bet League Two strugglers Colchester.

Downes picked up a fifth booking of the season in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Portsmouth and serves his one-match ban on Tuesday night.

Vice-captain Kyle Storer is back in the mix after a four-game absence, but Robins boss Gary Johnson has plenty of midfield options with Harry Pell, James Rowe, James Dayton and Jack Munns all available.

Former Colchester striker Dan Holman hopes to retain his place in attack against his old club.

Colchester are again likely to be without Luke Prosser, Sammie Szmodics and Chris Porter.

Defender Prosser (knee) and forward duo Szmodics (foot) and Porter (hamstring) are all struggling.

Midfielder Owen Garvan has returned from a pre-season leg injury, but it is likely still too soon for him to be involved in the first team.

Defender Matt Briggs (hip), midfielder Doug Loft (Achilles) and left-back Lewis Kinsella (ankle) are long-term absentees.

Source: PAR