Cheltenham have suffered a blow with the news Martin Riley faces another three weeks on the sidelines.

The central defender has struggled with a troublesome hamstring injury that has restricted his involvement this season. And on his recent return to light training Riley has suffered another recurrence of the problem, with scans earlier this week confirming the bad news.

Manager Mark Yates told the club's official website: "He was progressing really well and it happened again but this time a little lower down.

"Ian Weston confirmed it all for me and it's a real blow, but we have the players to cover us and we'll be okay."

He added: "I think the lad is ready to jump off a bridge somewhere because he is so frustrated.

"He's upset because he just wants to play league football, but he will be fine and we will keep his spirits up because this is what happens in professional football."

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