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BRISTOL City's Wales Under-21 international defender James Wilson is believed to be a loan target for Cheltenham Town.
Boss Mark Yates has been forced to re-enter the transfer market due to a defensive crisis ahead of tomorrow's home match against Oxford United.
Centre-half Troy Brown is ruled out for another two weeks with a hamstring injury and there are now fresh doubts over fellow defenders Ryan Inniss and Steve Elliott.
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Inniss is set to return to parent club Crystal Palace, while Elliott has picked up an injury in training.
That could leave Yates with only the versatile Keith Lowe and specialist central midfielder Jason Taylor as his centre-back options.
Wilson, 24, can also operate at right-back and he has spent time on loan at Brentford earlier in his career, when he partnered former Robins defender Alan Bennett.
He stands 6ft 3ins tall and has not made a first team appearance for City since February, when he went on as a substitute just before half-time in a 2-0 Championship defeat at Blackburn Rovers.
Cheltenham have leaked 21 goals in nine games this season, not helped by an unsettled back four in front of their most consistent player: goalkeeper Scott Brown.
Their defensive frailty has resulted in a disappointing opening to the new campaign after play-off finishes in the past two years.
Yates called for everyone to stick together as they search for their first home League Two win of the season against unbeaten Oxford.
"We've not had the start we wanted, but we are six games in and there are 40 left and we are out of nothing," he said.
"There are plenty of points to play for and we are trying to get to know the squad better.
"We have put pressure on ourselves to be successful after the last couple of years.
"We need belief, consistency and it's about sticking together when things don't quite go your way.
"It's going to take hard work and commitment and I am asking for it all.
"We have to make sure we deliver and I have no doubt the players will."
The main concern for Yates has been the concession of what he has described as 'pathetic' goals, which has been in stark contrast to the majority of last term, when Cheltenham kept 20 clean sheets.
"We are letting in silly goals that are affecting us all over the pitch," he said.
"We have to address that and keep playing our football.
"We are waiting for that first home win and we need something to spark us off so it's up to the team and individuals on Saturday to get us going."
Jamie Cureton (calf) has suffered a minor setback in his recovery and is likely to be unavailable, while left-back Craig Braham-Barrett (ankle) is definitely out.
The man he replaced at Cheltenham, Billy Jones, has signed for League Two rivals Newport County.