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Preview: Sheffield Wednesday

25 March 2022

It's another League One first for Cheltenham Town on Saturday when the club visits Hillsborough to take on Sheffield Wednesday (kick-off: 3pm).

Saturday's game will be Cheltenham's first at the famous stadium for what promises to be a great atmosphere.

Plenty of Robins supporters are making the second away journey this week to cheer on the team in pursuit of a memorable performance and result in South Yorkshire.

It's going to be a tough outing against another team chasing promotion to the Championship, but encouraged by a good showing at in form Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday, and currently sitting 12th in the division, the team will travel knowing they're more than capable of influencing proceedings in the 90 minutes.

Team news

Aaron Ramsey will continue to miss out due to his international commitments with the England under-19s.

It's also expected that Charlie Brown will be unavailable as he continues his push to recover from injury. Midfielder Conor Thomas could be involved though, while Dan Nlundulu and Kion Etete (pictured) definitely miss out because of injury.

Media talk

Speaking to the press on Thursday, boss Michael Duff believes these are the types of games his players should be eager to play in.

"They have been on a really good run and I'd imagine there will be 20-25,000 and they have something to play for, so they are champing at the bit," he said.

"That's just an extra part to the challenge, but we'll have to be good to get any kind of result.

"Motivation will not be a problem. I rarely wish I was still playing, but I am pretty certain when you go to places like this, there is an element of wishing you could still play. These are the games you want to be playing in."

Watch the full interview with Duff on iFollow where you can also see Matty Blair discussing this weekend's game.


Having been held to back-to-back draws against Accrington Stanley and Gillingham, Sheffield Wednesday sit one point off the play-off places with a game in hand on Sunderland in 6th.

All season they've been in and around it but especially since the turn of the year they've been in good form. They've registered nine wins in their 15 games in 2022.

Like many sides in the division, their squad is littered with players who have played at the highest level and regularly above League One. They will however be missing front man Saido Berahino for the game as he's away on international duty.

One player who will be available to them despite his international commitments is goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell. On loan from Burnley, he has been given permission by Northern Ireland to play in the fixture.

Elsewhere long-serving Scotland international midfielder Barry Bannan will aim to get on the ball as much as possible, flanked in midfield by the likes of Australia international Massimo Luongo and ex-Swansea City man George Byers.

At the back another long-serving player, Sam Hutchinson, and Chey Dunkley possess good experience with Jordan Storey an option too having joined on loan from Championship side Preston North End in January.

Their attack features the power of Scotland international Callum Paterson and former Millwall centre forward Lee Gregory. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Dutchman Sylla Sow are others they could turn to in their hunt for goals.

The manager: Darren Moore

Now in charge for just over a year, Darren Moore is hoping to guide Sheffield Wednesday back to the Championship at the first time of asking.

It's his third managerial position having previously taken charge at West Bromwich Albion, where he took over the Baggies in the Premier League, and also spent time in charge at Doncaster Rovers.

His time in management comes at the end of a playing career that saw him play through the levels for the likes of Torquay United, Doncaster, Bradford City, Portsmouth, West Brom, Derby County, Barnsley and Burton Albion.

He's assisted at Wednesday by Jamie Smith and Wayne Jacobs who both coached previously under him at West Brom.

Previous meeting

It was a stoppage time leveller from Matty Blair that saw Cheltenham and Sheffield Wednesday end all square in a 2-2 draw earlier in the season.

Kyle Vassell gave the Robins the lead inside the first 15 minutes, but midway through the second half Chey Dunkley managed to equalise.

It looked like the South Yorkshire side were going to head home with three points when the ball cannoned off Blair for him to concede an own goal, however he made up for that by equalising in an emotional moment for him and his family shortly before the full time whistle.

Tickets & travel

Supporters who have bought tickets in advance can collect from Hillsborough on the day of the game.

Fans booked onto the Travel Club coaches making the trip will be leaving from the car park at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium at 10am.

The Sheffield Wednesday website details that the ticket office and megastore at the stadium are open until kick-off with pay on the day available.

You can read more about attending the match for first time visitors online.


Social media: @CTFCofficial on Twitter will have updates throughout. Stay in check with the score and team news also on the club's Facebook and Instagram channels.

Listen: You can buy an audio match pass for full match commentary on iFollow for £2.50

Website: After the game you can read a match report online on the club website and see the post-match reaction

Highlights: On iFollow you can watch extended highlights with shorter highlights available on Sky Sports, Quest and YouTube

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Match Reports

Report & highlights: Sheffield Wednesday 4-1 Robins

26 March 2022

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Alfie May made it 20 goals in 40 League One games but Sheffield Wednesday hit back with four to ensure that Cheltenham Town were well beaten in their first ever trip to Hillsborough.

Massimo Luongo, Lee Gregory, Jack Hunt and George Byers turned the match in the Owls’ favour following May’s early opener, but the Robins were unfortunate not to score more following a succession of second half chances in front of their sizable travelling following in the Leppings Lane End.

Michael Duff made two changes to his starting side from Plymouth midweek as Reece Hutchinson came in for Lewis Freestone at left-wing-back and Ellis Chapman made a first start since December, coming in for Liam Sercombe.

It was a breathless opening ten minutes at Hillsborough as Cheltenham nearly had a dream start after 40 seconds after Sean Long’s throw-in was flicked on by former Owls product Will Boyle and Matty Blair’s effort was pushed wide – though the offside flag was raised.

The Robins took their next chance though as May scored his 23rd goal in all competitions and fifth in the month of March in front of the Kop End.

Elliot Bonds won the ball back in midfield and threaded an excellent pass into the path of May, who worked his way into the box and smashed a shot that deflected over Bailey Peacock-Farrell to send the travelling fans wild.

The celebrations were cut short however, as Australia international Luongo converted from a corner in the seventh minute following Wednesday’s first set-piece of the match.

Some clever forward play from Gregory got him away from Boyle on the right but Nathaniel Mendez-Laing was less than an inch away from getting a decisive touch to turn the game in the hosts’ favour.

Darren Moore’s side scored twice from set plays in the reverse fixture, and they were using them to their advantage once more against the Robins as a short corner routine resulted in Owen Evans beating away Marvin Johnson’s strike.

Into first half stoppage time Evans made a superb one-handed save to deny Mendez-Laing one on one, despite the forward being marginally offside.

Luongo tested Evans from a tight angle and Callum Wright’s looping volley was caught by Peacock-Farrell in a similarly frantic start to the second period.

Byers glanced over from a Barry Bannan corner as the home side pushed to go in front at a ground where they had only lost twice all season and the home fans didn’t have long to wait.

Gregory slammed in on the half-volley from just outside of the penalty area in the 59th minute, unleashing an unstoppable shot that flew into the bottom corner.

Duff introduced George Lloyd for Blair shortly afterwards and the Robins striker had a golden opportunity to level the match as May squared to him, only for Northern Ireland international Peacock-Farrell to block the close-range attempt.

Bonds then hammered an effort from distance against the angle of crossbar and post as Cheltenham upped the tempo, though they were fortunate not to concede at the other end as a last gasp block from Charlie Raglan ensured the ball skewed wide.

A hugely important tackle then kept may from adding his second and Boyle headed over from the resulting corner as the chances kept flowing for the Robins.

Kion Etete made a return from injury off the bench along with Sercombe – though Hunt put the game out of reach with a brilliant volley before Byers danced into the six-year-box to add a fourth for Moore’s team with a few minutes remaining.

SHEFF WEDS: Peacock-Farrall, Hutchinson, Gregory (Paterson 88), Bannan ©, Byers, Dean, Johnson, Luongo, Hunt, Storey (Iorfa 83), Mendez-Laing (Sow 65).

Subs not used: Wildsmith (Gk), Dele-Bashiru, Kamberi, Dunkley.

ROBINS: Evans (Gk), Raglan (Sercombe 75), Pollock, Boyle ©, Blair (Lloyd 62), Long, Hutchinson, Bonds, Wright, Chapman (Etete 78), May.

Subs not used: Flinders (Gk), Freestone, Thomas, A Williams.

REFEREE: Leigh Doughty

ATTENDANCE: 21,925 (away tbc)

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Ticket News

Tickets & travel: Sheffield Wednesday

14 March 2022

Tickets and away travel for the fixture at Sheffield Wednesday are now available to buy.

Cheltenham head to Hillsborough on Saturday 26 March for a 3pm kick-off.

It will be the Robins first ever visit to Wednesday's home in South Yorkshire, which with a capacity of just under 40,000 ranks as the second largest stadium in League One.

Ticket prices for the game have been confirmed:

Adult £24
Senior (65+) £14
Under 21s £14
Under 11s £10
Under 5s £5

If you have booked onto the Travel Club coach it will be leaving from the car park at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium at 10am on the day of the game.

Prices are £16/£14 for members, £7 for Junior Robins and £18/£16 for non-members.

You can buy tickets online or from the ticket office.

Remember that 5% of sales go back to Cheltenham when buying through the ticket office.

If you purchase a ticket but don't pick it up ahead of the game it will be available to collect from Hillsborough on matchday.

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