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Opposition View: Cheltenham Town (A)

22 October 2019

The Silkmen travel down to Gloucestershire tonight to face a Cheltenham Town side unbeaten in their last seven league matches. 

The Robins last tasted defeat in the league at the end of August with a 1-0 defeat to Crawley Town. Since then, they have scored 15 goals and conceded seven in a run which has led them to fifth place.  

Russell Milton, who is Assistant Manager for Cheltenham, gave some pre-match thoughts. 

He said: "They are a good side Macclesfield. They're not the Macclesfield that were languishing near the bottom last year for long periods. 

"It looks like they like to play. They've got a certain way of playing which is good. 

"They've made a few changes in the summer and they are on a good run as well, so I think it will be an entertaining game on Tuesday night. 

"We're going to concentrate on ourselves largely but we're going to have to have half an eye on them as well." 

Charlie Raglan, who scored the winner the last time these sides played, also had some comments ahead of the game.  

He said: "We treat every game on its own merit and we look forward to a tough test. 

"Macclesfield aren't the Macclesfield of last year where they were having a bit of a tough time. 

"We're looking forward to it and we know that it will be a test so we can't take anyone lightly. 

The last time these two sides faced each other came on January 29. The Silkmen took an early lead through Michael Rose and Scott Wilson. However, Cheltenham Town were able to come back and secure the three points within a 25-minute period through Luke Varney,  Jacob Maddox and Charlie Raglan in the second half. 


Opposition team news: 


The Robins currently have three absentees because of injury with forward Reuben Reid, midfielder Max Sheaf and wing-back Josh Debayo all missing out on tonight’s game. 



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