Check out our game preview as City host second-placed Cheltenham.

Kick-off: Tuesday, December 1 (7pm)

Venue: Valley Parade

Possible line-ups


GK Richard O'Donnell, RWB Bryce Hosannah, CH Anthony O'Connor, CH Paudie O'Connor, CH Ben Richards-Everton, LWB Connor Wood, DM Elliot Watt, CM Callum Cooke, CM Gareth Evans, F Billy Clarke, F Clayton Donaldson.

Substitutes: Samuels, Mottley-Henry, Richards-Everton, French, Longridge, Cousin-Dawson, Hornby.

Team news: Stuart McCall says he could be missing up to eight players through injury.

Leading scorer: Lee Novak, Billy Clarke, Clayton Donaldson, four.

Last four matches: Oldham (h) L1-2, Leyton Orient (a) L0-1, Salford (a) L0-3, Exeter (h) D2-2.


GK Scott Flinders, CH Charlie Raglan, CH Ben Tozer, CH Lewis Freestone, RWB Matty Blair, CM Chris Clements, CM Liam Sercombe, CM Finn Azaz, LWB Chris Hussey, F George Lloyd, F Alfie May.

Substitutes: Williams, Sang, Reid, Boyle, Chapman, Bowry, Griffiths.

Team news: Cheltenham have no fresh worries although Sean Long remains out with an injured hip.

Leading scorer: Reuben Reid, Andy Williams, five

Last four matches: Crewe (h) W2-1, Cambridge (h) D1-1, Walsall (h) W3-0, Carlisle (a) W2-1.

One to watch: City will have to be wary of centre half Ben Tozer's long throws into the penalty area.

Referee: Newcastle's Seb Stockbridge was last in charge of City in the EFL Trophy at Doncaster in September.

Odds: City 21/10, Cheltenham 13/10, draw 9/4.

Last time sides met: City and Cheltenham drew 1-1 at Valley Parade in January - Gary Bowyer's last home game in charge.