Cheltenham Town Vs Stevenage, Sat 11 Sep 2010

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Cheltenham manager Mark Yates has threatened to wield the axe for the visit of Stevenage after watching his side roll over against Barnet last weekend.

The Robins took the lead before going down 3-1 in disappointing fashion and no-one can be certain of their place at Whaddon Road.

Strikers Wesley Thomas and Shaun Jeffers, the latter of whom started on the bench at Barnet, have recovered from knocks and are in contention for selection.

However, midfielder Frankie Artus sustained a minor crack in his fibula at Underhill and could be out for a maximum of six weeks, although the club are hopeful it could in fact be around four.

Defender Martin Riley (hamstring) also misses out for at least another week.

Stevenage will be without midfielder Stacy Long.

Long was sent off for two bookable offences in Boro's draw with Crewe last weekend and will serve a one-match suspension.

Laurie Wilson, Peter Vincenti and Joel Byrom are all vying to replace Long, who boss Graham Westley felt was unfortunate to be dismissed.

Striker Charlie Griffin came through the draw with the Railwaymen after being a doubt ahead of the game due to concussion and he is set to start once again.

But fellow striker Chris Beardsley is out for six weeks with a dislocated shoulder and midfielder Darren Murphy also remains sidelined with a shoulder problem.

Stevenage are unbeaten in their last three league matches and will be looking for their first away win of the season.

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