Jordan Cranston and Kyle Storer to be assessed ahead of Crawley clash

Jordan Cranston and Kyle Storer to be assessed ahead of Crawley clash

Cheltenham manager Gary Johnson is waiting on the fitness of Jordan Cranston and Kyle Storer ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet League Two clash with Crawley.

Cranston (thigh) is closing in on full fitness after picking up a niggle during a Checkatrade Trophy game against Everton last week, and Storer has overcome a back problem but needs to prove his match sharpness.

Midfielder Harry Pell picked up his fifth booking of the campaign in the draw against Accrington last weekend and serves a one-match ban, while defender Daniel O'Shaughnessy was sent off in the same game and is also suspended.

Alex Cooper is out for three weeks after the midfielder injured his hamstring in the early stages at the Crown Ground.

Crawley striker Adi Yussuf faces a late fitness test on Friday.

Yussuf missed the last two games for the Reds due to a muscle injury but has been back training with the group.

Josh Yorwerth is unavailable for manager Dermot Drummy as he has joined Southern League club Merthyr Town on a 28-day loan due to personal reasons.

Jordan Roberts is about two weeks away from returning to the team after he suffered a hairline fracture in his toe earlier in the season, and Matt Harrold (Achilles) remains a long-term absentee.


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