Town loanees set to make home bow

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John Schofield will again take his place in the dugout for Cheltenham as the Robins look to end an 11-match winless streak against Barnet.

The club are hoping to finally settle the drawn-out uncertainty surrounding Martin Allen's future at the club early this week having met with him and his solicitors last Friday.

But acting manager Schofield has been told he will take charge of team affairs for a sixth time against the Bees knowing that defeat, along with results elsewhere, could put them in the bottom two come the end of Tuesday night.

On the pitch, the Robins will be without defenders Lee Ridley and Michael Townsend for around two weeks as they both recover from calf injuries while captain Shane Duff (Achilles) remains out until early next year.

Substitute goalkeeper Barry Richardson serves the second game of a three-match suspension for his red card at Lincoln.

Recent loan acquisitions Ben Marshall and Joss Labadie are both in line to make their home debuts.

Barnet boss Ian Hendon is set to name an unchanged side.

Hendon saw his side held to a second straight goalless draw at the weekend by Port Vale but has limited options available to him to try and find the breakthrough at Whaddon Road.

Winger Albert Adomah could return to the starting line-up after only being used as a substitute at the weekend.

Hendon remains short of numbers in defence, with Australian Dan Leach set to continue in the middle alongside Ismail Yakubu.

Clovis Kamdjo is beginning a lengthy period on the sidelines after undergoing a knee operation on Friday, while veteran Gary Been is expected to be out until Christmas with a knee injury of his own.

Right-back Ryan O'Neill (ankle) and Joe Devera (thigh) are both also still out so Ahmed Deen will continue to deputise.

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Ryan O'Neill
Ismail Yakubu
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Bristol City
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Clovis Kamdjo
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Port Vale
Cheltenham Town
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Ahmed Deen
Clovis Kamdjo
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League Two
Joss Labadie
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Joe Devera
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