Cheltenham v Southend preview
Lowly Cheltenham host Southend at Whaddon Road on Tuesday evening.
Last Updated: 25/11/08 9:43am
Cheltenham boss Martin Allen will be able to call on the services of Lloyd Owusu for the encounter against Southend.
The striker missed Saturday's 1-0 loss at Carlisle after the birth of his child but he has made himself available for the clash at Whaddon Road.
Captain John Finnigan (heel), defender Shane Duff (Achilles) and midfielder Alex Russell (ankle) are all making progress as they battle back to full fitness but will not be available for the encounter.
Defender Darren Kenton made the bench at the weekend after a leg injury and should again feature while on-loan striker Elvis Hammond and Paul Connor will both be hoping to continue in attack after Ashley Vincent and Damian Spencer dropped to the bench.
The Robins will be looking for a much-needed win after Carlisle inflicted a sixth successive Football League defeat for the first time in the club's history.
Southend boss Steve Tilson will recall goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall to the starting line-up for his side's trip to Cheltenham.
The 30-year-old has seen his first team appearances limited in recent weeks with the loan signing of Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici, but should start after the Australian's loan ended.
Veteran striker Dougie Freedman remains out with a thigh injury, while fellow frontman Francis Laurent sits out the final match of a three-game suspension for his sending off against Tranmere on November 15.