Cheltenham wait on Garbutt

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Luke Garbutt

Cheltenham will assess Luke Garbutt ahead of their play-off semi-final second leg at Torquay on Thursday.

The on-loan Everton full-back missed Sunday's 2-0 first-leg victory at Whaddon Road despite having initially thought he had recovered from a gluteus maximus muscle strain.

But manager Mark Yates insists Garbutt has "got a chance" ahead of the Plainmoor clash.

One or two others are nursing the normal bumps and bruises but are expected to be okay, with goalscorer Ben Burgess fine despite requiring stitches to a head wound which forced him off at the weekend.

Yates must decide whether to keep faith with the 4-4-2 formation which worked so effectively in the first leg or revert to the flexible 4-5-1/4-3-3 system which has served Town so well away from home this season.

Russ Penn is competing for a recall.

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