Cheltenham Town: Elliott a doubt for Chesterfield trip
STEVE Elliott is a doubt for Saturday’s trip to Chesterfield after picking up an injury during Tuesday’s Capital One Cup first round win over Crawley Town.
The key central defender started all 46 of the Robins’ League Two matches last term, but he tweaked his knee joint in the thrilling 4-3 extra-time success.
Elliott, 34, was replaced by Keith Lowe in the 104th minute and the affected area settled down overnight, but he remains in discomfort and may now miss one of the toughest away trips of the season.
Chesterfield were among the pre-season favourites for promotion this season along with Portsmouth and big-spending Fleetwood Town.
If former Derby County, Blackpool and Bristol Rovers man Elliott fails to recover in time, he is likely to be replaced by either Lowe, or 18-year-old loan prospect Ryan Inniss from Crystal Palace, who is yet to make his senior debut.
Inniss was not involved in the League Cup, having not been given permission to play by his parent club.
Whoever is picked will partner summer signing from Aldershot Town Troy Brown at the heart of the Robins defence.