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Season Preview: Cheltenham Town

16 July 2019

We continue our 2019/20 season preview by featuring Cheltenham Town -

Nickname : The Robins

Stadium: The Jonny-Rocks Stadium

Capacity : 7,066

Round Trip From The Moss Rose : 229.4 miles

Last Season : 16th

After it seemed for much of the early part of the season that The Robins would be in a relegation scrap, a 16th place finish no doubt proved to be a successful end to the campaign for the Gloucestershire outfit.

A late run of improved results ensured that Cheltenham were not plagued by too many relegation worries and yet, they will be looking to build on this during the season ahead.

The Robins made a very early change at the helm, as Gary Johnson was sacked following a one-all draw here at the Moss Rose on 21st August - paving the way for the legendary figure of Michael Duff take over the managerial hot-seat.

With a full summer to take advantage of, Cheltenham are an outside bet for the play-offs - yet if Duff can rekindle the magic that he helped create as a player, then there could be exciting times ahead for The Robins.


The Gaffer - Michael Duff

Michael is rightly regarded as a club legend, after he helped take Cheltenham from the Southern Premier League to League One.

After making 300 appearances for the Gloucestershire side, the Northern Irishman made the move to Turf Moor in 2004, where he went on to make almost 350 appearances for Burnley.

In addition to this, Michael made 24 appearances for his country - which included memorable victories over England and Spain.


Transfer Dealings.

Out - Tyrone Barnett, Rakish Bingham, Matt Bower, Nigel Atangana, Jordan Forster, Kevin Dawson, 

In - Charlie Raglan, Tahvon Campbell, Reuben Reid, Rohan Ince, Dan Bowry


Our Last Meeting.

The Silkmen travelled to The Jonny-Rocks Stadium in mid-January, as Sol Campbell saw his side take the lead with an 11th minute Michael Rose penalty.

Skipper Nathan Cameron was then controversially dismissed nine minutes later, yet Macc would double the lead on 23 minutes when Scott Wilson capitalised on a loose ball to slot home.

The interval proved to revitalise the hosts however, as they laid siege to the Macc goal right from the re-start.

Luke Varney reduced the arrears on 54 minutes and parity was restored by Jacob Maddox seven minutes later.

Charlie Raglan completed the comeback with eleven minutes on the clock, as he headed home from close range.


Our Next Meetings.

Home - Tuesday 17th March

Away - Tuesday 22nd October

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