Cheltenham Town Vs Aldershot Town, Sat 12 Mar 2011

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Martin Riley is the only absentee as Cheltenham play host to Aldershot.

The central defender has spent this week at Lilleshall strengthening his troublesome hamstring and will continue to miss out against the Shots.

But there is positive news regarding Keith Lowe and David Bird who are both back to full fitness and available.

Right-back Lowe has missed the last three matches with an ankle injury but returned to training at the start of this week and is back in contention.

Midfielder Bird passed a late fitness test on his calf to make the bench for last Saturday`s 3-0 home defeat to leaders Chesterfield but remained an unused substitute.

Like Lowe, he has now got a full week`s training under his belt and is raring to go as the Robins meet another team just below them in the table with lingering play-off aspirations.

Aldershot winger Jermaine McGlashan is expected to return to the starting XI.

McGlashan was rested against Torquay in midweek as he deals with an ongoing shin splints problem but will come back into Dean Holdsworth`s side to replace Albert Jarrett.

On-loan Lincoln man Jarrett was substituted due to illness at half-time on Tuesday.

Youth-team graduate Adam Mekki made an impression as a substitute and will again be included in the squad.

Midfielder Alex Rodman is still struggling with a calf injury sustained in training at the back end of last week and has been ruled out for a further month.

Forward Jack Randall broke his leg while on loan at Didcot Town recently and is a long-term absentee.

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