Cheltenham Town Vs Accrington Stanley, Sat 8 May 2010

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David Bird is again a big doubt for Cheltenham`s final-day survival decider at home to Accrington.

The midfielder has been sidelined for the last three games with a calf injury sustained in the goalless draw at Rotherham and is unlikely to be risked for the last game.

Defender Shane Duff will undergo a late fitness test as he looks to recover from the sore calves that have dogged him of late after his comeback from a lengthy period out injured.

But other than that, manager Mark Yates will have a full-strength squad at his disposal as the Robins look to pick up the point they need to mathematically guarantee survival.

Cheltenham will only be relegated if they lose and Grimsby (away to Burton) and Barnet (home to Rochdale) both win, with the Mariners also needing to reverse a six-goal swing in the process.

Accrington manager John Coleman will be without defender Dean Winnard and midfielder Alan Burton.

The duo missed Stanley's 2-0 win over Chesterfield last week with groin injuries and they have both failed to recover in time for the clash at the Abbey Business Stadium.

However, Coleman has no other injury or suspension problems as Accrington look to finish the season on a high.

Jimmy Ryan has recovered from a knee problem while fellow midfielder Sean McConville showed no ill-effects of a leg injury when he played 67 minutes against the Spireites so both should be in contention to play.

Accrington will be aiming for a third consecutive win which could see them jump above Shrewsbury and finish in the top half of the table.

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