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01 Mar 2010 15:51:01

Robins trio face late fitness tests

On-loan midfielder Thornhill (hamstring) and defender Townsend (groin) both missed Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Northampton, while substitute Watkins took a knock to his ankle following his 63rd-minute introduction from the bench. Shane Duff was an unused substitute for the second successive match following his recent return from a lengthy spell on the sidelines, and it remains to be seen whether he will be in Mark Yates' matchday 18. The defender is still lacking crucial match fitness and the Robins have organised a behind-closed-doors friendly at Birmingham on Tuesday afternoon for him to get some action under his belt. Seven trialists that Yates has invited to train with the club this week are also due to take part in the encounter at Blues' training ground, including former Robins loan signing Kris O'Leary and midfielder Scott Brown.


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