Mark Cooper is confident Liam Shephard and Lee Collins will be available after their recent injury lay-offs. 

The duo both featured for Forest Green in a Central League game at Plymouth Argyle earlier this week. 

Cooper is delighted to have the pair back and revealed the squad is in good shape. 

When quizzed about having a fully fit squad, the Rovers boss said: "Yes, we've got Liam Shephard and Lee Collins back. 

"Shephard played 60 minutes and Lee Collins played 90. It gives me food for thought. Shep has been top class since he's been here and to have Collins back fresh gives us a lift.

Rovers had haven't played since a defeat to Colchester United on Tuesday, November 27 and Cooper felt it was important to give his players time to go away and re-charge the batteries. 

"I think it's important to let them spend some time with their family, especially the boys who are a long way from home," said Cooper. 

"I think that sometimes that does them as much good as it does bashing them on the training ground when you've still go ten days away from a game so it was important that they got away and spent some time with people that are close to them.

"Everyone is fresh when they came back and we've had a good week of training."

Yeovil themselves had a weekend off but go into the game on a run of three straight defeats and just one win in their last 11 games but Cooper is wary of their threats and insisted his players must show desire if they're going to win the match.

Cooper was also full of praise for Glovers boss Darren Way. 

"We fully respect Yeovil and the threats they've got but it's on the day," said Cooper.

"Darren's done really well to stabalise the club and they've had some good cup runs.

"They'll be looking to kick on at the top end of the league like we are and it's going to be a difficult game.

"We go there knowing they haven't had a great time and they're going to be trying everything to turn that round and we've got to be ready for them coming out the traps and we've got to match that.

It's about us doing what we do really well and desire to get in the box where the boots and elbows are flying so if we can do that and stop Yeovil what they do well then we'll have a good chance of winning the game. 

"It's not about tactics and formations, it's whether our 11 can produce more than their's."

Forest Green will play six games in 24 days until January 1 and the Rovers boss insisted it's one of the most important periods of the season and is hoping Rovers are still in and around the play-off places by the turn of new year. 

"A game every four days which is a lot of games," Cooper commented. "Players prefer to play than train so everybody has to be ready to play if they're not in the team for the first game.

"It's a big six games to try and get as many points as we can to try and get as many points as we can to make sure we're in and around the promotion shake up come January and we can look to bring in a couple of bodies. 

With January Rovers looking to add in January, Cooper had two players - Noah Smerdon (Gloucester City) and Junior Mondal (Whitby)on trial during the Plymouth game but Cooper remained tight lipped on the pair.