CHELTENHAM will be just one man short of full strength for Town's promotion-deciding visit on Saturday.
Manager John Ward welcomes back five senior squad members for the Robins' concluding fixture at Whaddon Road - including dangerous wingman Martin Devaney.
The 23-year-old local lad, who was voted Player of the Year by supporters last season, ripped Town apart during the 1-0 defeat there in November 2002 and Anthony Lloyd will have his work cut out this weekend.
Devaney (back strain) seems certain to play on the right flank, enabling Paul Brayson to play up front in a 4-4-2 formation alongside Damian Spencer.
Also back are defenders John Brough (knee) and Jerry Gill (hamstring), midfielder Ben Cleverley (back) and veteran former West Brom marksman Bob Taylor (Achilles).
It means the only man to miss out is club captain John Finnigan, who is due to have an ankle operation.
His place in central midfield could well go to Richard Forsyth.
If Lloyd will have to keep a close eye on Devaney, Andy Holdsworth is also set for a busy afternoon in front of 1,740 travelling Town fans.
He will have the job of bottling the threat from Cheltenham's leading scorer Grant McCann.
A club-record £50,000 signing from West Ham, McCann has grabbed 12 goals from the left side of midfield.
Ward - in charge of Bristol Rovers when Town beat them 2-1 in the 1995 play-off final at Wembley - is likely to leave striker Kayode Odejayi on the bench, despite his equaliser in last week's 1-1 draw at Carlisle which condemned the Brunton Park club to the Nationwide Conference.
Cheltenham have won three and lost three of their last six home matches, most recently being beaten 3-1 by Torquay in front of 4,900.
The Robins will be wearing a new kit on Saturday as well. They were today announcing a new look and a new sponsor for next season, with shirts on sale to fans for Saturday.
Incidentally, Saturday's referee Scott Mathieson is the man who awarded two penalties against Town when they lost 3-2 at Notts County last season.