Defender Andy Gallinagh is ready to make his first appearance of the season for Cheltenham when League Two leaders Crawley travel to the Abbey Business Stadium.

The 26-year-old right back has been ruled out of the first few weeks of this campaign with a calf strain but he managed to complete 60 minutes for the Robins' reserves on Tuesday.

Gallinagh's return leaves Mark Yates with a fully-fit squad to select from.

But Yates will be without on-loan striker Jimmy Spencer who is serving the final game of his three-match ban.

The 19-year-old striker, loaned to Cheltenham from Huddersfield, received his suspension after elbowing Swindon's Aden Flint.

Former club captain Michael Pook is another who won't feature after he was released on Wednesday.

Crawley boss Steve Evans could name an unchanged side for the trip.

Striker Matt Tubbs returned to the starting line-up for Tuesday night's Carling Cup loss at Crystal Palace having missed out against Torquay at the weekend after complaining of a headache.

Tubbs is set to keep his place as Town look to bounce back from their first defeat since February.

Midfielder Dannie Bulman is expected to miss out again with an ankle injury while skipper Pablo Mills (ankle) and fellow defender Jamie Day (back) are still in the treatment room.

Winger Willie Gibson this week moved back to his native Scotland to join St Johnstone on loan until the end of January.

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