Cheltenham vs Stevenage preview
Last Updated: 26/10/18 12:49pm
Struggling Cheltenham could have forward Tyrone Barnett return to their starting line-up for the visit of Stevenage in Sky Bet League One.
Barnett started on the bench for Tuesday's 2-0 defeat at Oldham but played the final 24 minutes. Fellow striker Sam Jones begins a three-match ban for his sending-off for fighting in Tuesday's defeat. Defenders Sean Long and Aden Baldwin remain on the sidelines.
Stevenage have defender Ben Nugent available again after suspension. Nugent missed the goalless draw with Port Vale in midweek as he served a one-match ban for his red card against Crewe.
Danny Newton was due to be assessed after a knock forced him to miss the Vale clash. Seny Dieng will continue to deputise if goalkeeper Paul Farman (hand) is not ready to return.
In the Football League, Cheltenham have taken just one point from their last seven matches against Stevenage (W0 D1 L6).
The four Football League meetings between Cheltenham and Stevenage at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium have produced just three goals in total.
At home, Cheltenham have not won any of their first six matches this season (D2 L4) - the last time a side went on a longer run in League Two was during the 2016-17 season, when both Exeter (eight games - finished 5th) and Hartlepool (seven games - relegated) failed to do so.
Stevenage have won just one of their last five matches in League Two (D1 L3), a 3-1 win at home to Colchester at the beginning of October.
Cheltenham Town's Tyrone Barnett has been directly involved in three of the Robins last five league goals (one goal, two assists).