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Cheltenham Town Vs Barnet, Sat 19 Feb 2011

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Mark Yates is likely to tinker with his Cheltenham side for the visit of Barnet although wholesale changes are unlikely.

Town failed to show up as they were brushed aside 3-0 by Hereford last weekend and Yates is predicting a positive reply from his charges as the struggling Bees come to town.

But, speaking on Thursday, he said: "I`ve had a good reaction from everybody and I`ll pick a team I think can handle a little bit of pressure and the circumstances we find ourselves in. Just because nobody came out of the game with any credit last weekend doesn`t mean I`ll be making 11 changes."

Wide man Brian Smikle came off at half-time against the Bulls complaining of dizziness and headaches but is expected to be okay.

Winger Josh Low (hamstring) was poised to return to the fold last weekend but is still not 100%, while a late decision will be made on defender Andy Gallinagh, who has trained all week following his double hernia operation.

Barnet will be without midfielder Anthony Pulis for the encounter.

The loan signing from Southampton was sent off on his Bees debut against Torquay last week and begins a three-match ban so Glen Southam is in line for a recall.

Teenage defender John Dunleavy has extended his loan deal from Wolves but is likely to have to make do with a place on the bench again.

Boss Paul Fairclough will keep faith with strikers Steve Kabba and Izale McLeod even though the Bees have not found the net in their last four matches.

Defensive duo Daniel Leach and Darren Dennehy are still missing with foot injuries and forward Ricky Holmes is out for the season with a broken metatarsal.

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