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Cheltenham boss Martin Allen is without several players through injury against Peterborough.
Last Updated: 27/12/08 5:30pm
Cheltenham Town boss Martin Allen is without several players through injury against Peterborough United.
John Finnigan (leg) has been ruled out of the game at Whaddon Road after he suffered an injury during Friday's 1-1 draw with Yeovil
On-loan centre-back Drissa Diallo and striker Damian Spencer are both out having sustained medial knee ligament damage, while defender Shane Duff is still lacking match fitness after an Achilles injury and will not be considered.
Midfielder David Bird is also still out after failing to recover from a knee injury, while defender Darren Kenton is also a concern because of illness, along with Gavin Caines.
Peterborough midfielder Charlie Lee is set to continue his spell in defence as Darren Ferguson's side take on Cheltenham.
The versatile Lee played the full 90 minutes of Boxing Day's 1-0 win over Millwall at centre-back alongside Craig Morgan and will again be preferred to Chris Westwood.
Ferguson has had to tinker with his back four as star man Gabriel Zakuani is ineligible until he completes a permanent switch to London Road on New Year's Day after his loan from Fulham expired.
Left-back Tom Williams recovered from an ankle injury to start against the Lions and will again start as Ferguson keeps the rest of the side unchanged.
Ferguson's only worries remain long-term absentees Jamie Day (back) and Shane Blackett (shoulder).