Exeter v Cheltenham preview
Last Updated: 20/09/18 5:58pm
Exeter boss Matt Taylor is likely to make limited changes to his team after two successive wins over Notts County and Mansfield.
The Grecians currently sit second behind Lincoln, with three points separating the two teams. Jonathan Forte will be hoping for a start following a hamstring injury. The striker made an appearance on the bench for Exeter's last game against Mansfield.
Defensive pair Troy Brown and Craig Woodman remain sidelined, with both players having suffered knee injuries. Brown underwent surgery on the problem this week.
Cheltenham boss Michael Duff was able to secure a draw against Crewe in his first match in charge. The Robins however now face a tough away game as Duff's side prepare to go up against an in-form Exeter.
Liam McAlinden may not be fit for the weekend, with the forward having taken a knock during the week. Full Backs Chris Hussey and Sean Long are expected to remain sidelined.
Exeter lost their first nine Football League meetings with Cheltenham between December 1999 and December 2013 - since a draw in April 2014, they've won each of their last six against the Robins.
In both League Two meetings last season, Cheltenham scored first against Exeter but lost both matches.
Exeter's 5-1 home win over Notts County in their last league match at St. James' Park was the first time they'd scored five in a league match since December 2010, a 5-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday, with current Grecians boss Matt Taylor featuring that day.
Cheltenham haven't won three consecutive away Football League matches since winning five in a row between October and November 2011.
No player has scored more goals in League Two in 2018 than Exeter's Jayden Stockley (18).