Cheltenham captain Michael Pook is back in contention for the visit of Morecambe, leaving manager Mark Yates with a fully-fit squad.

Pook has trained all week having recovered from the calf injury he sustained at Bradford in mid-October and while he is unlikely to start against the Shrimps, the midfielder is expected to make the bench.

Key striker Wes Thomas is now back to 100% fitness having enjoyed two cameo roles since his return from a thigh injury, meaning he will be hoping to start.

Town`s leading scorer this term with eight goals, Thomas found the net to settle the FA Cup meeting between Cheltenham and Morecambe just two weeks ago.

Marley Watkins is the only player in the treatment room as he recovers from an ankle injury, but the midfielder is still technically on loan at Bath City and only back at Whaddon Road receiving treatment before he returns to the Blue Square Premier outfit.

Morecambe boss Sammy McIlroy is boosted by the return of midfielder Craig Stanley for the trip.

Stanley served a one-match ban during last weekend's 2-1 home defeat against Lincoln, but should return to the starting line-up at Whaddon Road.

McIlroy had to make do without five players against the Imps as Stanley, Andy Parrish, Andy Fleming, Stewart Drummond and Neil Wainwright were all ruled out through suspension, illness and injury.

Parrish should also be fit again after missing out last weekend with a virus, while Fleming and Wainwright are hoping to make the squad after overcoming slight knocks.

However, midfielder Drummond remains doubtful through injury and winger Chris Shuker is still suspended as Morecambe look for revenge for their 1-0 FA Cup defeat when the sides met two weeks ago.

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