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Barnet Vs Cheltenham Town, Sat 13 Feb 2010

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Barnet manager Ian Hendon will again be without defender Ismail Yakubu for the visit of Cheltenham.

Yakubu suffered a back spasm against Torquay last month and despite intensive treatment the centre-half is still not fit and will miss out again this weekend.

Full-back Joe Devera will continue to fill in alongside the vastly experienced Gary Breen as the Bees look for another home win.

Last weekend's 3-0 defeat of Aldershot ended a 14-game wait for a win but Hendon's side reverted to type in midweek with a 2-0 defeat at Shrewsbury.

Clovis Kamdjo, also a centre-half, is Hendon's only other injury problem as he recovers from knee surgery but the Bees hope to have him back in contention by the end of the month.

Lee Ridley is expected to make his first Cheltenham start in almost seven weeks due to Danny Andrew`s suspension.

Ridley last featured towards the end of December when he injured his calf against Dagenham and was forced off after just 18 minutes.

Andrew was later brought in on loan from Peterborough to provide an answer to the left-back problem, but his late dismissal in Tuesday`s 1-0 defeat to Burton has coincided with Ridley`s timely recent return and he will duly step in.

Centre-back Ashley Eastham remains unavailable due to family reasons, with Michael Townsend and Andy Gallinagh expected to continue at the heart of defence.

Midfielder Matt Thornhill will be in or around Mark Yates' matchday squad having recovered from a slight hamstring strain, while captain Shane Duff is hoping to finally return to full training in around 10 days time.

The defender has been sidelined since August with an Achilles injury but could make his first-team return as early as the start of March.

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Peterborough United
Yakubu
Shrewsbury Town
Ismail Yakubu
Football
Ashley Eastham
Shane Duff
Danny Andrew
Clovis Kamdjo
Lee Ridley
Andy Gallinagh
Cheltenham Town
Gary Breen
Clovis Kamdjo
Ian Hendon
League Two
Joe Devera
Barnet
Matt Thornhill
Michael Townsend
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