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Preview: Barnet V Cheltenham

22 December 2017

Cheltenham Town hit the road for a pre-Christmas cracker with Barnet at The Hive Stadium on Saturday afternoon in Sky Bet League Two (kick-off 3pm).

The Robins are looking to bounce back from a 1-0 defeat at Coventry City and record a second away win in the league this season.

Barnet are currently 22nd in the league - out of the bottom two on goal difference - but were buoyed by a win in the club’s last home game.

The Opposition:

Barnet climbed out of the relegation zone as they beat Morecambe 2-1 to earn their first League Two win at home since September.

Jamal Campbell-Ryce and Jack Taylor scored two goals in quick succession to put Mark McGhee's side in a commanding position at half-time.

They could have had a three-goal lead in the second half but John Akinde missed a penalty before Adam Campbell pulled one back for the visitors.

Team News:

Cheltenham team news: The Robins have been boosted by the news that Taylor Moore is fit after missing the last league game away at Coventry. Jerell Sellars and Brian Graham are both being monitored after injury ruled them out at the Ricoh Arena. Freddie Hinds should return to the squad after missing the last game after a car crash. Jordan Cranston, Jaanai Gordon and Jordon Forster remain long-term injury casualties.

Barnet team news: The Bees will be without Harry Taylor (metatarsal) and Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (knee), while Curtis Weston remains a doubt for the fixture. Elliott Johnson (knee) and Dave Tarpey (knee) are both out of the game with long-term injuries.

The man in the middle:

Referee Trevor Kettle – who has taken charge of 20 games this season and handed out 73 yellow cards and three red cards - will take charge of the league clash at The Hive Stadium. He will be assisted by Dean Treleaven, Adrian Waters and fourth official Ryan Atkin.

Last time we met:

25/03/17 – Barnet 3-1 Cheltenham (L2)

26/12/16 – Cheltenham 1-2 Barnet (L2)

23/03/13 – Barnet 0-0 Cheltenham (L2)

24/11/12 – Cheltenham 1-0 Barnet (L2)

06/04/12 – Cheltenham 2-0 Barnet (L2)

Ticket Information:

Tickets can be purchased The Hive Stadium on the day of the game.


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