Cheltenham Town video: Mark Yates to stick with same back four as James Wilson returns to Bristol City
CHELTENHAM Town boss Mark Yates will name an unchanged back four to face Rochdale at home tomorrow (3pm).
And he was so impressed with Sido Jombati, Keith Lowe, Troy Brown and Craig Braham-Barrett's display in the 2-1 win at Dagenham and Redbridge that he has let new Wales cap James Wilson return to parent club Bristol City.
Wilson went on as a late substitute for Chris Coleman's side in Belgium, where they claimed a creditable 1-1 on Tuesday, and the 24-year-old's initial loan from League One City is now over.
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"James' loan has ended and he has gone back to Bristol City, so I'd like to thank him for his efforts," Yates said.
"He is a good player, but it suited both parties for him to go back because he wouldn't have been in my team to face Rochdale.
"We can't have him sat on the bench a few days after he's played for Wales and I don't see any changes at the back tomorrow."
Lowe kept Steve Elliott (inset) on the bench at Dagenham and Yates described the former Wolves man's display as his best of the season, having moved inside from right-back to replace Wilson.
"We know Keith can play well at centre-half and he's been in the team for six to eight weeks now and Saturday was his best performance," Yates said.
"I imagine it'll be the same back four as long as Craig Braham-Barrett comes through training okay with no reaction from his ankle.
"It was also Sido's best game and Craig showed what we've missed while he's been out injured, bombing up and down and dealing with wide players.
"I feel confident that whatever Rochdale throw at us, we can deal with it because we have pace in the side, with people who can play and others who can dig in.
"We have to combine them all again now."
Yates is not expected to make any changes to his starting line-up, although Jermaine McGlashan may revert to his familiar right wing role after playing in behind strikers Jamie Cureton and Byron Harrison at Dagenham.
Yates said: "We deserved last week's win and I asked them work harder than Dagenham and we stayed in the game, we were strong mentally and physically and we did a good job on a team who were meant to be flying high.
"It wasn't Jermaine's natural position so we will look at that, but the performance was good and I think we can go into these two home games with a little bit of confidence now."
Cheltenham play Morecambe at the Abbey Business Stadium on Tuesday night (7.45pm).