Cheltenham Town Vs Lincoln City, Sat 3 Apr 2010

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Cheltenham manager Mark Yates has a fully-fit squad at his disposal for the crucial home clash against Lincoln.

Yates watched his side go down to an 89th-minute sucker punch at Macclesfield last weekend, with keeper Scott Brown`s fumble allowing Ben Wright to inflict a 1-0 defeat.

Brown will be back between the sticks against the Imps as Town look for three points that would go a long way in their bid to avoid the drop.

Yates again has the dilemma of only being able to select five of his seven loanees in his matchday 18, with forward Kiernan Hughes-Mason and left-back Danny Andrew the unfortunate two to miss out against the Silkmen.

Midfielder Scott Brown appeared on the bench at the Moss Rose after working his way back from leg surgery and is again in the frame to feature, while captain Shane Duff trained all day on Thursday as he works on building up his fitness after a lengthy rehabilitation of his own.

Lincoln are just four places above third-bottom Cheltenham at the wrong end of the table and Saturday`s clash is one of the most promising of the club`s remaining nine games in which to pick up much-needed points.

Defender Paul Green and striker Paul Connor are doubts for Lincoln.

Green has been ill while Connor has been nursing an ankle injury. The latter resumed training on Thursday and boss Chris Sutton will make a late decision on both players.

Sutton has been boosted by the news on-loan defender Nathan Baker is back at Sincil Bank. The centre-half has been receiving treatment at parent club Aston Villa since mid-February.

"It is good news he is back. He has been out for a long time but he tells me he has been working hard and training hard at Aston Villa and I believe him, so he will come back into contention," said Sutton.

Defender Danny Hone will not be included in the squad while midfielder Stefan Oakes had his contract cancelled by mutual consent this week.

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