Cheltenham v Lincoln preview
Last Updated: 27/09/18 6:46pm
Cheltenham defender Sam Jones is a fitness doubt for the visit of Sky Bet League Two leaders Lincoln.
Jones featured in the 3-1 defeat at Exeter last Saturday but suffered a knock during the week. Manager Michael Duff is seeking his first win in charge of the Robins after a draw and a defeat.
The former Northern Ireland defender is hoping Liam McAlinden, Chris Hussey and Sean Long will be in contention after recent injuries.
Danny Cowley's Lincoln have a three-point lead at the summit and could be unchanged after a seventh win in nine games against MK Dons last time out. Josh Vickers is set to retain the goalkeeper's jersey after recovering from a quad injury quicker than expected.
Matt Green and Matt Rhead are set to provide attacking options from the bench again, despite scoring against Leicester Under-23s in midweek. Lee Frecklington completes a three-match ban following his dismissal against Crawley earlier this month.
Cheltenham have won seven of their last eight home Football League games against Lincoln, losing the other in January 2011.
Lincoln have failed to score in eight of their last 13 Football League matches against Cheltenham.
Cheltenham are winless in their last six home games in League Two (D1 L5), last going on a longer such run without victory in the division in February 2015 (nine games).
Lincoln haven't avoided defeat in each of their opening five away games to a season in League Two since 2006-07 (P5 W5 D0 L0).
Lincoln striker John Akinde, who has been directly involved in seven goals in his last eight league games (four goals, three assists), has scored three times in four league appearances against Cheltenham, all with former club Barnet.