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Macclesfield Town Vs Cheltenham Town, Tue 23 Nov 2010

Butcher boost for Macclesfield (©PAphotos)
Butcher boost for Macclesfield (©PAphotos).

Macclesfield boss Gary Simpson could be boosted by the return of Richard Butcher for the home clash with Cheltenham.

The midfielder has been nursing a knee injury but is nearing full fitness and may come back into contention.

Striker Ricky Sappleton remains sidelined with a knee problem and defender Shaun Brisley is out until January with a hip injury.

The Silkmen have no other injury or suspension concerns as they bid to continue their fine run of form.

Simpson`s men lie eighth in League Two after Saturday`s 1-0 win at Bradford and the Moss Rose boss said: "It's getting to the point where people know they have to perform because they know they won't be in the side if they don't."

Cheltenham have no serious injury problems ahead of the trip as they look to get back to winning ways.

Striker Wes Thomas was handed his first start since returning from a thigh injury on Saturday against Morecambe as the Robins recorded a second successive draw.

He was replaced in the 69th minute as he was tiring but will be fine for the clash at the Moss Rose.

Full-back Danny Andrew was also taken off complaining of tightness in his calf but should be okay.

Skipper Michael Pook is now back in full training following his calf injury and will be hoping to make the bench this time around, with a return to Mark Yates` starting line-up not far away.

Town will leapfrog eighth-placed Macclesfield should they be able to register their third away win of the season.

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