Cheltenham v Barnet preview

Christophe Berra is available for Wolves’ Championship clash

with Nottingham Forest at Molineux on Saturday, but Karl Henry

remains suspended.

Centre-back Berra was given his marching orders during the first

half of last Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Watford but this week saw the

red card rescinded upon appeal.

Midfielder Henry started a three-match ban at Vicarage Road and

now continues that suspension against the Reds.

Otherwise, manager Stale Solbakken will not be boosted by the

returns of any of his injured players.

Winger Razak Boukari has suffered a setback after his recent

comeback from a hamstring problem and faces another two weeks out,

while defender Georg Margreitter also made his return to training

after a troublesome hip complaint only to be knocked unconscious,

forcing him back to the sidelines.

Slawomir Peszko, Steven Mouyokolo, Wayne Hennessey (all knee),

Stephen Hunt (hip), George Elokobi (ankle) and Jamie O’Hara

(hernia) remain absent.

Nottingham Forest boss Sean O’Driscoll hopes to have Andy Reid

and Jermaine Jenas available.

Winger Reid and central midfielder Jenas both limped off within

five minutes of each other early in the second half of the 1-0 home

win over Sheffield Wednesday last weekend.

They were replaced by Henri Lansbury and Adlene Guedioura

respectively, with the latter hoping he will be recalled to the

starting line-up on his return to his former club.

Other options for O’Driscoll at Molineux include defender Daniel

Ayala, midfielders James Coppinger and Lewis McGugan and former

West Brom striker Simon Cox.

Alan Hutton will also be included in the squad after Forest

snapped up the full-back on a loan deal from Aston Villa on


Dan Harding has missed two games with a hamstring injury but the

defender has resumed light training this week and could be included

in the squad.

Cheltenham’s new loan signing Jake Taylor will go straight into

the squad after joining the Robins from Reading.

The Wales Under-21 international, who can play in a number of

positions, has featured at this level as recently as last season

when he had a spell on loan at Aldershot.

Fellow Reading loanee Lawson D’Ath, whose stay at Whaddon Road

was extended on Thursday, is still recovering from a knee injury

and will return for the FA Cup tie with Hereford.

Defender Sido Jombati remains on the sidelines after his hernia

operation and he is looking at the League Two trip to Northampton

next month for a return.

Cheltenham remain in third place in the league despite two heavy

defeats in the last week, the latest a 4-1 loss at Chesterfield on

Tuesday night.

Barnet will be able to call upon the services of player/coach

Edgar Davids.

The 39-year-old former Holland international is available after

serving his one-match suspension in midweek following his red card

for a second bookable offence in the home draw with Accrington.

Davids could be joined in the squad by ex-Everton midfielder

John Oster, who has recovered from an ankle problem to come into


However, Collins John misses out again. The former Fulham

striker has been absent in recent weeks due to a thigh strain and

manager Mark Robson admits there is no time scale on his


Ricky Holmes has shown no adverse reaction to his groin injury

after featuring against Stanley and Oxford and should retain his

starting place.

New loan signings Andy Iro and George Barker could feature,

while Melvin Holwijn will also be available if his international

clearance comes through in time.