FOREST GREEN head into today's top of the table clash without Liam Shephard and Matt Mills.

Shephard (groin) and Mills (hamstring) are replaced by Udoka Godwin- Malife and Farrend Rawson.

The Grecians were without former Forest Green loanne keeper Lewis Ward, who played with a broken arm in his side's 1-1 draw at Crewe last Saturday. Ex-Forest Green keeper Jonny Maxted taking his place.

Rovers boss Mark Cooper, the former Grecians midfielder Mark Cooper, whose Dad, Terry, led the Grecians to the Fourth Division championship thirty years ago. Cooper also included academy starlet Vaughn Covil,16, was afforded a first league start on the bench.