League Two

December 29, 2012

Postponed

Cheltenham Town

P - P

Bristol Rovers

League Two

15:00 +00:00, December 29, 2012

Abbey Business Stadium

Jombati boost for Cheltenham

Team Stat Comparison

Cheltenham Town Bristol Rovers
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 5 14
Points 75 60
Goal Difference 7 -9
Goals for * 1.5 1.2
Goals against * 0.7 1.8
Last 5 L-L-D-W-W D-L-D-L-W
Last 5 home L-D-W-W-W L-W-D-W-W
Last 5 away L-W-L-L-D D-D-L-W-L
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Cheltenham Town | Bristol Rovers

Competition Stats

Cheltenham Town Bristol Rovers
Goals Shaun Harrad 8 Elliot Richards 8
Assists Elliot Richards 4
Yellows Sido Jombarti 10 Tom Parkes 12
Reds Alan Bennett 1 Tom Parkes 1
Squads: Cheltenham Town | Bristol Rovers

Next Matches

Cheltenham Town Bristol Rovers
4/18 H: Fleetwood Town 4/19 A: Portsmouth
4/21 A: Mansfield Town 4/21 H: Rochdale
4/26 A: Rochdale 4/26 A: Wycombe Wanderers
5/3 H: Dagenham & Redbridge 5/3 H: Mansfield Town

Cheltenham expect to have Sido Jombati available for the clash with Bristol Rovers.

The right-back disappeared down the tunnel for treatment after being replaced during the 4-0 victory over Wycombe, but it was understood to be a precautionary move and boss Mark Yeates expects him to continue in the side.

The Robins boss has no other injury worries as his side look to consolidate their place in top three with a victory against bottom side Rovers.

Striker Kaid Mohamed returned from an ankle injury on Boxing Day as a second-half substitute and is expected to be named on the bench once again.

Jeff Goulding and Darryl Duffy are set to continue in attack after both netted in the win against Wycombe after replacing Shaun Harrad and Chris Zebroski from the 4-1 defeat to Rochdale.

Rovers are expected to be without Jim Paterson and David Clarkson.

John Ward's first game in charge saw Rovers come from behind twice to draw at Aldershot, ending a run of three straight defeats that led to the sacking of Mark McGhee.

But the point was soured with the loss of midfielder Paterson and forward Clarkson to injury.

Paterson lasted just 18 minutes before going off with a hamstring problem, while Clarkson took a knock to the ankle in the second half.

The news came as a further blow to Ward who is already without injured quartet Matt Gill, Adam Virgo (both knee), Matt Harrold (cruciate ligament) and Scott Bevan (wrist).

To make matters worse, Cian Bolger, Tom Eaves, Matthew Lund and Sam Walker's loan deals expire in January.